National Zoo

This leaf-tailed gecko hatchling receives his medication from a syringe, which he laps up with his impressive tongue.
A female ruby-throated hummingbird sips nectar from a flower.

How Do You Weigh a Hummingbird?

March 9th, 2021, 9:53AM
Bozie (left) and Shanthi (right) may be from different family groups, but they have built a lasting friendship.

How Do You Encourage Elephants to Build Positive Relationships?

June 2nd, 2020, 12:12PM
Clouded leopard cubs Jilian and Paitoon made their debut at the Smithsonian's National Zoo in September 2019.

School is in Session for Clouded Leopard Cubs

May 19th, 2020, 1:03PM
The Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute's

Preparing for Cheetah Cubs

April 7th, 2020, 9:50AM
12-year-old Grevy's zebra Moyo at the Smithsonian's National Zoo in Washington, D.C.

How Do You Train a Zebra?

March 10th, 2020, 1:42PM
Orangutan mother Batang and infant Redd at the Smithsonian's National Zoo.