Visitors: Please note that the Giant Panda House is closed until further notice while cub Bei Bei recovers from surgery. Mei Xiang, Tian Tian and Bao Bao are still visible in their outdoor yards. 

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Adopt a Species

While a zoo animal won't fit under your tree this holiday, an Adopt a Species package certainly will. Show the animal lover in your life how big your heart is with the gift that supports animal care and conservation. With several gift adopt options—even one that includes a private exhibit tour—we have the perfect present for everyone on your list.

Perfect for conservationists of any age, symbolically adopting a species is a great way to show your support for Smithsonian's National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute.

Please note: Only orders made by Dec. 13, 2016 can be guaranteed delivery by Christmas.