Aug
01

Featured Creature: Persian Onager

Featured Creature: Persian Onager

Excitement is in the air at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute in Front Royal, Virginia, where hoofstock keepers are eagerly anticipating the births of three Persian onagers! Get to know this rare and endangered species in this Q&A with supervisory biologist Dolores Reed. What are your favorite facts about Persian onagers? Onagers, in general, have… Continue reading Featured Creature: Persian Onager

Aug
17

How do you tell a thirsty elephant not to take a drink?

How do you tell a thirsty elephant not to take a drink?

When D.C. Water announced possible contamination of the city’s water supply last month, it was an irritating nuisance for residents, but for staff at the National Zoo, responsible for animals who consume thousands of gallons of water a day, the alert was a dangerous emergency. Continue reading How do you tell a thirsty elephant not to take a drink?

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