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Metro Unveils Special SmarTrip Cards For Nat’l Zoo’s 125th Anniversary

To celebrate the Smithsonian National Zoo’s 125th anniversary, Metro has released four special edition SmarTrip cards.

06/26/2014

Maharani is Kamala’s daughter. She was born at the Calgary Zoo on July 14, 1990. She’s the tallest of the three. (Credit: Bill Quayle/Calgary Zoo)

National Zoo to Debut 3 New Asian Elephants

The National Zoo is adding three new Asian elephants to its herd, and they will make their public debut this week.

06/22/2014

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National Zoo Lovers Decry Loss of Invertebrates

Some lovers of the National Zoo in Washington have gotten their backbones up over the impending shutdown of an invertebrate exhibit.

06/20/2014

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Cute Alert: National Zoo Shows Off Musical Enrichment Programs For Animals

The National Zoo in D.C. shared several videos Tuesday showing off its various animal enrichment programs involving musical instruments.

05/27/2014

Photo Credit: Janice Sveda, Smithsonian’s National Zoo

National Zoo Welcomes 3 New Elephants From Canada

The National Zoo is welcoming three new Asian elephants to its herd.

05/23/2014

A female Sumatran Tiger cub named Sukacita is dried off by biologist Leigh Pitsko after performing the cub performed her 'swim test' in a moat of the Great Cats exhibit at the National Zoo in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

National Zoo Plans Free Concert For Endangered Tiger Effort

The National Zoo is planning a concert featuring the band Portugal. The Man to draw attention to the dwindling number of about 400 Sumatran tigers left in the wild.

05/08/2014

Photo credit: Jen Zoon, Smithsonian's National Zoo

Watch: National Zoo’s Lion Cubs Pass Swim Test

All four of the National Zoo’s youngest African lion cubs passed their swim test Tuesday.

05/06/2014

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Police: Nat’l Zoo Shooting Was Part of Dispute Between Rival Gangs

The shooting outside the National Zoo was part of a dispute between rival gangs, police say.

05/05/2014

Chris Brown (credit: David McNew/Getty)

Top 5 Stories You May Have Missed This Week

Here’s what you may have missed, or if you didn’t, what’s worth re-reading this week (April 21-25).

04/25/2014

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National Zoo Rethinking Security After Shooting

The National Zoo’s director says he’s rethinking security plans after a shooting near the popular destination.

04/24/2014

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