What do a 25-foot-triceratops and Bei Bei, the giant panda have in common? Let Juan Rodriguez, supervisory biologist at the National Zoo, explain… Continue reading A few of my favorite things: Juan Rodriguez
Once upon a time, a lonely crane fell in love with a dashing Crowe. Then things got complicated.
Learn more about this unconventional couple on the latest episode of Sidedoor. Continue reading Sidedoor: A crane with a crush
The National Zoo is celebrating the arrival of a 36-year-old male Asian elephant name Spike, who will join the Zoo’s five female elephants at the Elephant Trails exhibit. Maybe babies? Continue reading Welcome, Spike!
What does working among the giants of the animal kingdom entail? For Asian elephant keepers Kayleigh Sullivan and Paige Babel, the thrill lies in training, enriching and caring for the Zoo’s multi-generational herd. Cleaning up all that poop is just a bonus. Continue reading A Day in the Life of an Elephant Keeper
All three of the world’s manatee species are threatened with extinction. Smithsonian scientists were the first to use sonar to estimate how many of these vulnerable animals are left. Continue reading So near and yet sonar
It’s a girl! It’s a boy! We’re celebrating the birth of two rare maned wolf pups at the Conservation Biology Institute in May. Amy Rogers Nazarov spent some time with the head of the Zoo’s Canid Conservation Program to learn more about these mysterious animals, who look more like foxes than wolves but actually are neither. Continue reading And now for the mane event!
Lots of good news this week: Funding for the arts is safe for the time being, there’s no let up in the crowds at the African American museum and Bao Bao is adjusting to her new home in China. Continue reading ICYMI: Highlights from the week that was April 30 – May 6
The Smithsonian marks another scientific first that holds great promise for one of our most endangered birds. John Gibbons takes us behind the scenes in pursuit of the tiny Kirtland’s warbler. Continue reading Keeping track of Kirtland’s warbler
For the first time in decades, the majestic scimitar-horned oryx will again thunder across the deserts of northern Africa. Continue reading International cooperation makes a comeback
Celebrate World Wildlife Day with a special Smithsonian event, Stamping Out Extinction, at the National Zoo. Continue reading Stamping out Extinction