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Jan. 27, 2011
As the fate of tigers hangs in the balance, conservationists from the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute and partnering organizations in the Global Tiger Initiative are launching a month-... read press release
Jan. 27, 2011
An elderly female bald eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) named Sam was euthanized Friday, Dec. 31, at the Smithsonian’s National Zoological Park.... read press release
Jan. 27, 2011
Looking for the “wildest” way to celebrate Valentine’s Day without breaking the bank? Attend the Smithsonian’s National Zoo’s third annual on Friday, Feb.... read press release
Dec. 27, 2010
Many years of research are celebrated in the birth of two cheetah cubs at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute—the first cheetahs (Acinonyx jubatus) born at the Smithsonian’s Na... read press release
Dec. 27, 2010
Seven lion cubs born at the National Zoo are now sporting seven names. read press release
Dec. 27, 2010
WhatPress conference for lion cub debut and revealing of names (press credentials required) ... read press release
Dec. 27, 2010
With the holiday season quickly approaching, the Smithsonian’s National Zoo asks that you keep the furry and non-furry animals in mind.... read press release
Dec. 27, 2010
Animal keepers at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo have selected six finalists from the Name the Lion: Cub Cam Contest, and voting on the finalists has begun. Through this contest, U.S.... read press release
Dec. 27, 2010
Today 20th Century Fox and Walden Media presented a monetary gift to support the National Zoo’s great-cat conservation, research and public education.... read press release
Nov. 27, 2010
A longtime resident of the Smithsonian’s National Zoo, an elderly female Andean bear was euthanized Monday after a decline in her health compromised her quality of life.... read press release
Nov. 27, 2010
The National Zoo’s 27-year-old female Northern white-cheeked gibbon (Nomascus leucogenys), Siam, died this morning after an aggressive encounter with Mickey, a 25-year-old male gibbon.... read press release
Nov. 27, 2010
As frogs around the world continue to disappear—many killed by a rapidly spreading disease called chytridiomycosis, which attacks the skin cells of amphibians—one critically endangered species has... read press release
Nov. 27, 2010
For the past three months, the Smithsonian’s National Zoo has delighted animal lovers around the world with its lion cub cam, featuring the Zoo’s seven young African lion cubs. Now it is the viewers... read press release
Oct. 27, 2010
The Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute’s endocrinology laboratory is set to play a vital role in what will be the most comprehensive and collaborative study on elephant welfare in zoos—a... read press release
Oct. 27, 2010
The Smithsonian’s National Zoo has entered the mobile-giving marketplace with its latest “TEXT ELEPHANT” and “TEXT FROG” fundraising campaigns.... read press release
Oct. 27, 2010
At 2 weeks old, the Smithsonian’s National Zoo’s three African lion (Panthera leo) cubs born to 6-year-old Nababiep Sept.... read press release
Sep. 27, 2010
The four lion cubs born at the National Zoo Aug. 31 had their first physical exam today. read press release
Sep. 27, 2010
Although the magnificent frigatebird may be the least likely animal on the Galapagos Islands to be unique to the area, it turns out the Galapagos population of this tropical seabird may be its o... read press release
Sep. 27, 2010
The Smithsonian’s National Zoo welcomed its second litter of African lion (Panthera leo) cubs in three weeks Sept. 22. Nababiep and her cubs can now be seen on the Zoo’s live webcam.... read press release
Sep. 27, 2010
The birth of three more lion cubs at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo this morning has contributed to the growth of the Zoo’s lion pride over the past three weeks and has brought the total number o... read press release