Smithsonian’s National Zoo

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Zoo Euthanizes Sulawesi Macaque Named Spock

The National Zoo says it has euthanized its Sulawesi macaque, the last of a group donated to the zoo almost two decades ago.


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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.


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.


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.


On Jan. 24, the National Zoo’s 10-year-old lion Nababiep gave birth to a litter of cubs. (Photo credit: Smithsonian's National Zoo)

Lion Cubs Born at the National Zoo

An African lioness at Smithsonian’s National Zoo in D.C. gave birth to a litter of cubs Friday.


Bao Bao. (Photo credit: Abby Wood, Smithsonian's National Zoo)

National Zoo Will Extend Hours for Panda Cub’s Debut

The National Zoo is extending its hours for the giant panda house this weekend as panda cub Bao Bao makes her public debut.


(Photo Credit: Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute)

D.C. National Zoo Celebrates International Cheetah Day

The Smithsonian’s National Zoo is celebrating International Cheetah Day with lots of spots with 10 genetically valuable cheetah cubs from two litters, which were born at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute in November.


Animals At In The Brookfield Zoo Try To Beat The Summer Heat

Nat’l Zoo’s First Species Making a Comeback

The National Zoo is currently home to about 2,000 animals from 400 different species, but it had to start somewhere.



Nat’l Zoo’s Tiger Cubs Pass Swim Test

Both of the National Zoo’s tiger cubs have passed their swim test.


The National Zoo's panda cub had a medical exam and got her first vaccine on Oct. 23. (credit: Smithsonian's National Zoo)

Panda Cub Is Crawling, Handled Her First Vaccine Well

The National Zoo’s panda cub is growing fast.