Beautiful weather and a trifecta of celebrations drew a crowd to the National Zoo to celebrate Easter Monday, Earth Day and Earth Optimism Day. See photos.
Staff at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute are still searching for answers after Henry, the male red panda, who seemed to be in good health, died unexpectedly.
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The Smithsonian National Zoo announced the birth of a female dama gazelle Tuesday, the second calf born at the zoo in as many months.
Muneca, the 51-year-old white-cheeked gibbon, is remembered for her feisty personality, which made her a favorite among animal care staff.
They’re naked, buck-toothed and nearly blind, but that isn’t stopping a colony of 17 naked mole-rats from trying to take the internet by storm at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo.
The Smithsonian’s National Zoo celebrated the births of Przewalski’s horse colts this spring and now, thanks to a public vote, the newborns have names just as wild as they are.
The Smithsonian Institution has a proposal before the National Capital Planning Commission Thursday for supplemental perimeter fencing, to close gaps in existing fencing and reduce the number of pedestrian entrances from 13 to three — at Connecticut Avenue, the bus lot drop-off, and the Lower Zoo.
Metro will shut down service on part of its Red Line over the next three weekends, and the transit agency is working with the Smithsonian to ensure people can still get to a popular attraction along the impacted route.
The Smithsonian National Zoo shared raw video of baby Moke’s birth, the first of its kind at the zoo in almost a decade.
Moke, the male western lowland gorilla, was born at the zoo over the weekend. His name means “little one” or “junior” in Lingala, a Bantu language spoken in certain areas of the Congo.
The Smithsonian National Zoo welcomed a 36-year-old male Asian elephant named Spike the their Elephant Trails exhibit Friday.
From touring gardens to visiting the zoo and enjoying the sunset on the golf course, see how you can take advantage of the extra hour of daylight after it arrives on March 11.
Tian Tian’s keepers noticed changes that are normal for an older bear, but suspicions were confirmed after veterinarians checked in on the panda for a preventive health exam. See video.
Two weeks after being born, zookeepers at the Smithsonian say they’re fairly certain the Sumatran tiger cub is a male but won’t know for certain until the cub has its first veterinary exam in a few weeks.
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