National Zoo

Western lowland gorilla Baraka forages in the outdoor gorilla habitat at the Smithsonian's National Zoo. The silverback takes mealtime seriously, say his keepers.
A female ruby-throated hummingbird sips nectar from a flower.

How Do You Weigh a Hummingbird?

March 9th, 2021, 9:53AM
The first cheetah cub born at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute celebrated his 10th birthday last year, marking a decade of the facility's successful cheetah breeding program.

5 Milestones from a Decade of Cheetah Breeding and Conservation

March 1st, 2021, 1:39PM