September 7, 1988. A state-of-the-art veterinary hospital opens at the Zoo. Continue reading Today in Smithsonian History: September 7, 1988
We took a look at how culture evolves and why history must be preserved even as we learned some surprising lessons from the past this week. We also saw that humans are the cruelest animals of all. Continue reading ICYMI: Highlights from the week that was March 19 – March 25, 2017
This week, we go global with the Hirshhorn, intergalactic with Nichelle Nichols and big game hunting with Teddy Rooosevelt–with stops along the way for sno cones and fried bread. Continue reading ICYMI: Highlights from the week that was Oct. 30 – Nov. 5, 2016
Unless you spent August marooned on a desert island talking to a volleyball (in which case, welcome back–nice tan), you’re probably aware that we’ve experienced a bit of excitement—one might even say, pandamonium—at the National Zoo recently. Continue reading #PandaStory
This little guy, and his equally adorable brother, have new names. They will make their public debut on Saturday, weather permitting. Continue reading ¿Cuál es su nombre?
After a national search, Dr. Brandie Smith is named associate director of Animal Care Sciences at the National Zoo. Continue reading New head of animal care named at the National Zoo
The three newest members of the Zoo’s Asian elephant herd checked out their new digs for the first time. Continue reading The newest residents of Elephant Trails take a stroll
Meet Craig Saffoe. the curator of great cats at the National Zoo. Continue reading Lions and tigers and bears–no lie!
March came in like a lion–four lions, to be precise–with the birth of four African lion cubs at the Zoo. Continue reading We’re busting with pride over our four new lion cubs