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large salamander
Jun. 08, 2016
A Japanese giant salamander at the Smithsonian's National Zoo died June 6. read press release
kiwi resting
May. 31, 2016
For the first time, an egg laid by a female brown kiwi at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute hatched on May 10, 2016.... read press release
Washed Ashore: Art to Save the Sea Opens at the Smithsonian's National Zoo
May. 27, 2016
On exhibit for the first time in the Washington, D.C. region, the Smithsonian's National Zoo presents Washed Ashore: Art to Save the Sea from May 27 through Sept. 5.... read press release
reddish-brown medium-sized furry mammal
May. 10, 2016
The Smithsonian's National Zoo's red panda habitat on Asia Trail reopened to the public Tuesday, May 10. read press release
May. 09, 2016
The Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute (SCBI) is mourning the loss of a 6-year-old female maned wolf named Uno, who died May 7.... read press release
May. 04, 2016
WHAT: Media preview of red pandas Tusa and Asa in their newly refurbished habitat on Asia Trail WHEN: Tuesday, May 10 at 10 a.m.... read press release
baby lemur
Apr. 20, 2016
Small Mammal House keepers at the Smithsonian's National Zoo are celebrating the birth of three critically endangered red-ruffed lemurs born April 5 to 6-year-old mother Molly.... read press release
Apr. 15, 2016
The Smithsonian's National Zoo lifted its temporary quarantine on the Kids' Farm exhibit that has been in effect since Feb. 26 after E.... read press release
Photo of scimitar-horned oryx being reintroduced to the wild.
Apr. 13, 2016
For the first time, scimitar-horned oryx are going to be reintroduced to the wild in Chad. read press release
Smithsonian-tracked Ghost Bird Takes Flight
Apr. 12, 2016
Researchers from the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute's Migratory Bird Center (SMBC) and partners are celebrating the start of migration this month with a single long-billed curlew they... read press release
Apr. 11, 2016
The Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute (SCBI) lost a senior male black-footed ferret following a routine procedure Wednesday, April 6.... read press release
Mar. 17, 2016
On March 17 around 10:55 a.m., a contractor was performing routine maintenance on the life support system (LSS) located between the otter and beaver habitats on the American Trail exhibit at t... read press release
Mar. 17, 2016
Officials from the Smithsonian's National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute (SCBI) and the Central Zoo Authority from the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change of the Republic of... read press release
Mar. 15, 2016
Jose Escoto has been named associate director for Finance and Administration at the Smithsonian's National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute in Washington, D.C., effective today.... read press release
Photo of a baby Allen's swamp monkey with its mother Layla.
Mar. 11, 2016
Primate keepers at the Smithsonian's National Zoo are celebrating the birth of an Allen's swamp monkey, born overnight March 9 to 9-year-old mother Layla.... read press release
pup resting
Mar. 11, 2016
The Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute (SCBI) welcomed two maned wolf pups earlier this winter. read press... read press release
Mar. 10, 2016
What:The National Zoo and Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute is hosting the free event Easter Monday: A Washington Family Tradition.When:... read press release
Mar. 09, 2016
One of the National Zoo's adult male cheetahs, Granger, was humanely euthanized March 8. Granger was 10-and-a-half years old. read... read press release
Feb. 29, 2016
The Smithsonian's National Zoo has temporarily closed the Kids' Farm exhibit because E. coli stx 1 gene bacteria was discovered in a few of the animals.... read press release