VISITORS: The David M. Rubenstein Family Giant Panda Habitat is partially closed. For full details, and the best way to see the giant pandas, please click here.
The world's most social felines, lions roam the savannas and grasslands of the African continent, hunting cooperatively and raising cubs in prides.
Lion populations have greatly decreased due to habitat loss and human conflict. Adopt an African lion and help the Smithsonian's National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute save... read more