National Zoological Park
Caretakers at the Zoo are celebrating the birth of two extremely rare birds
September 14, 2011 | By Joseph Stromberg
Thanks to efforts by the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute, the first new bird species discovered in the United States in decades has been described
September 07, 2011 | By Megan Gambino
This week, learn how to photograph exotic animals, get a telescopic look at the sky, and see American Art through a new perspective
September 06, 2011 | By Joseph Stromberg
This week, see feeding time for exotic animals, get a guided tour of the Civil Rights movement and more..
August 29, 2011 | By Joseph Stromberg
The National Zoo's Kandula demonstrates the skill of insight, using innovative problem-solving techniques in figuring out how to reach suspended fruit
August 19, 2011 | By Joseph Stromberg
At the Zoo's Virginia reserve for endangered species, a cluster of new births is evidence of the center's success in the study of reproductive sciences
August 17, 2011 | By Jamie Simon
Who said this famous line? "Remember, Only You Can Prevent Forest Fires." Did you know that Smokey Bear actually lived at the Smithsonian?
August 09, 2011 | By Beth Py-Lieberman
With the release of Rise of the Planet of the Apes, we should be prepared in case apes attempt to take over our world
August 03, 2011 | By Brian Wolly
This weekend join the Smithsonian Institution for a chance to learn about how everyday choices can affect ocean resources, Reptile Discovery Day at the National Zoo and a paper mosaic workshop.
July 28, 2011 | By Brittany Dant
The National Zoo welcomes four new red panda cubs.
July 22, 2011 | By Arcynta Ali Childs
This week join the Smithsonian Institution in offering you a look into the stars, a drawing work shop courtesy of the African Art Museum, National Zoo Keeper Week, a free summer concert series and Mars Day!
July 18, 2011 | By Brittany Dant
The Smithsonian National Zoo welcomed another member into the fold June 15, when the 50th Kori Bustard chick hatched in the Bird House
June 21, 2011 | By Brittany Dant
Biologists at the National Zoo get their first opportunity to inspect five new cheetah cubs
June 17, 2011 | By Megan Gambino
A Smithsonian study blaming cats for bird deaths angered some cat lovers. Now, an effort is underway in local neighborhoods to confirm the results
June 07, 2011 | By Beth Py-Lieberman
Events for the week of June 6 include spacesuits, a quilting demonstration, ikebana and more
June 06, 2011 | By Michelle Strange
The Bear Awareness Days event raises awareness about the animals in general and teaches about conservation issues that affect all bear species
June 03, 2011 | By Arcynta Ali Childs
Whale sharks gather off of the Yucatán Peninsula every summer for one big feeding frenzy
June 01, 2011 | By Megan Gambino
An animal keeper of cats and bears discusses the Zoo's latest addition
May 27, 2011 | By Beth Py-Lieberman
Small Mammals curator Bob King talks about the short-eared elephant shrew, a new addition to the National Zoo
May 24, 2011 | By Megan Gambino
Events for the week of May 23-May 27 include the annual Lindbergh lecture, film screenings and the close of the Lincoln exhibit at the American History Museum
May 23, 2011 | By Michelle Strange