National Zoological Park
Marine mammals expert Charles Potter has big plans for his newest acquisition
August 03, 2012 | By Leah Binkovitz
Believed to be done having children, Cuban crocodile Dorothy surprised everyone with two new babies.
July 26, 2012 | By Leah Binkovitz
The National Zoo's baby cheetahs get to know their new home while waiting for their new names from the winning American Olympic sprinters
July 25, 2012 | By K. Annabelle Smith
Before you settle into your couch to watch the Olympics, get down to the Smithsonian for exhibits, games and more.
July 24, 2012 | By Leah Binkovitz
As NBC's "Parks and Recreation" prepares to shoot its season five opener in D.C., we offer up five must-sees for the newest city councilmember of Pawnee, Indiana
July 17, 2012 | By Leah Binkovitz
Smithsonian and Google Maps launched an easy to use application Tuesday providing step by step directions inside 17 museums and the National Zoo.
July 11, 2012 | By Leah Binkovitz
Think you know all of the cool sights on the Mall? We bet you'll find these insider tips from the Institution helpful this tourist season.
June 29, 2012 | By K. Annabelle Smith
This weekend, celebrate the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, watch some Hollywood classic films and take the kids to the zoo.
June 21, 2012 | By K. Annabelle Smith
The Small Mammal House's loudest and most charismatic critters is getting a name this week.
June 19, 2012 | By Aviva Shen
On May 18, Seven-year-old Electra delivered two kittens marking the first time the endangered fishing cats have successfully bred and produced young at the National Zoo.
June 12, 2012 | By K. Annabelle Smith
Events June 1-3: Native Athletes in the Olympics, Zebra Day, Ocean: Multimedia, Dance, Film and Music
This weekend, prep for the Olympics with some history, meet the Zebras at the zoo and celebrate the ocean in a multimedia experience.
June 01, 2012 | By K. Annabelle Smith
This week, watch a tarantula feeding, test your Hollywood knowledge at the National Portrait Gallery's trivia night, and learn about the extraordinary phenomenon of bird migration.
May 29, 2012 | By Aviva Shen
After a risky caesarean section and intensive care, two cheetah cubs have been nursed back to health and now come to live at the Zoo
May 23, 2012 | By Joseph Stromberg
Betty White is a self-described “zoo nut.” At age 90, she balances her still-thriving acting career with advocacy work for zoos—particularly the Los Angeles Zoo, where she serves as a trustee. “Wherever I travel, I try to steal time to check out whatever zoo is within reach,” she writes, in her latest book Betty & [...]
May 18, 2012 | By Megan Gambino
This week, watch a documentary about Hawaiian music, enjoy a performance of Dominican merengue and Haitian méringue, and chow down at ZooFari
May 14, 2012 | By Aviva Shen
Listen to the latest stylings of Shanthi, the Dylan of elephants
May 02, 2012 | By Aviva Shen
This weekend learn to draw at the American Art Museum, visit the space shuttle Discovery and celebrate Earth Day with the National Zoo.
April 19, 2012 | By Kelly Smith
Smithsonian experts answer your burning questions.
April 03, 2012 | By Beth Py-Lieberman
Breaking news: Cute baby monkey born at the zoo!
April 02, 2012 | By Aviva Shen
The Cheetah Conservation Station's maned wolves get a St. Patty's Day treat.
March 16, 2012 | By Aviva Shen