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Cool Jobs: The National Zoo Lion Trainer

Kristen Clark is an animal keeper at the National Zoo, one of two who trains the lions including the adult male, two lionesses and seven cubs. Federal News Radio interviews her as part of our Cool Jobs in Government series.

Tags: Smithsonian , lion cubs , Kristen Clark , Cool Jobs in Government , Jolie Lee

Tuesday - 11/29/2011, 12:30pm EST
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Berry confirmed by Senate

Tags: management , P&B , John Berry , OPM , Rep. Steny Hoyer ,

Friday - 04/03/2009, 03:21pm EDT

Smithsonian's new Zoo director highlights a tough week

The Smithsonian has lost millions of dollars in equipment, paid hundreds of thousands more to settle an asbestos whistleblower suit, has lots of room for improvement when it comes to contracting and financial reporting... and has named a new director for the National Zoo.

Tags: mngt , Smithsonian , contracting , Dennis Kelly

Friday - 12/11/2009, 02:05pm EST

50th kori bustard hatches at the National Zoo

The National Zoo is buzzing after the birth of its 50th kori bustard, an unusually large African bird that can weigh as much as 40 pounds.

Tags: kori bustard

Tuesday - 06/21/2011, 05:00pm EDT

19-year-old tiger born at National Zoo dies

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Friday - 06/10/2011, 08:04am EDT

National Zoo adds new tiger, plans to add another

Tags: Tiger Cubs

Thursday - 05/26/2011, 03:30am EDT

Smithsonian offers buyouts amid budget pressures

The Smithsonian Institution is offering buyouts to its federal employees for the second time in two years amid federal budget constraints.

Tags: Smithsonian Institution , Linda St. Thomas , Wayne Clough ,

Tuesday - 05/17/2011, 12:09pm EDT

SUV driver charged after DC-bound bus overturns

Maryland authorities have charged an SUV driver after a crash that overturned a bus carrying a kindergarten class on a Washington-bound field trip, injuring 17 people.

Tags: Kevin Aftung , Worton Elementary School , Kent County ,

Friday - 05/13/2011, 08:21pm EDT

National Zoo clouded leopard gives birth to two cubs

A female clouded leopard gave birth late last month to two cubs at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute in Front Royal, Va.

Tags: clouded leopard , Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute , Front Royal , Smithsonian

Thursday - 04/07/2011, 04:02pm EDT
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