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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

Pioneering panda scientist for National Zoo dies

Dr. JoGayle Howard, a pioneering scientist at the National Zoo who performed the procedure that produced panda cub Tai Shan, has died. She was 59.

Tags: Mei Xiang , Tai Shan , JoGayle Howard , Smithsonian's National Zoo , black-footed ferret , clouded leopard , panda cub , giant panda

Tuesday - 03/08/2011, 09:07pm EST

National Zoo unveils new fishing cat

Lek, a 1-year-old fishing cat, is now on display in Asia Trail exhibit at the zoo. Lek is expected to soon breed with Electra, the zoo's 6-year-old female fishing cat.

Tags: fishing cat , swimming cat , Lek , Electra , Darci Marchese

Friday - 02/25/2011, 01:05am EST

Not in the mood? Panda pair tries another method for cub

The zoo says Mei Xiang and Tian Tian did not mate "the natural way" last week, so Mei Xiang now has been artificially inseminated.

Tags: Smithsonian , giant panda , Tai Shan , Mei Xiang , Tian Tian , breeding , artificial insemination

Tuesday - 02/01/2011, 03:03pm EST

Zoological bliss: New contract for Nat'l zoo's pandas

Stand and deliver. More like crawl, but the same idea applies to the National Zoo's contract for its two Giant Pandas.

Tags: Tai Shan , Mei Xiang , panda , Panda Security , zoo , smithsonian national zoo , Tian Tian , Neal Augenstein , Paul D. Shinkman

Thursday - 01/20/2011, 02:34pm EST

Lion cubs are National Zoo's new stars

Crowds are willing to brave the rain to see the lion cubs.

Tags: lion cubs , Shera , Nababiep , Colleen Kelleher

Monday - 01/03/2011, 10:25am EST

National Zoo holding free holiday festival

ZooLights will run Friday through Sunday nights from Dec. 3 -Dec.12 and Dec. 17 - Jan. 1.

Tags: ZooLights

Thursday - 11/11/2010, 07:49pm EST

National Zoo's youngest kiwi gets a noble name

The National Zoo's youngest kiwi chick has been given a name.

Tags: Smithsonian , Kiwi

Saturday - 10/16/2010, 11:42am EDT

National Zoo's lion cubs pass first health exam

The three lion cubs born at the Smithsonian National Zoo in September are in good health after going through their first veterinary exam.

Tags: Smithsonian , lion cubs

Wednesday - 10/06/2010, 07:12pm EDT

Lion cubs make webcam debut

They are only a few days old, but the National Zoo's newest stars are already becoming Internet stars.

Tags: lion cubs

Friday - 09/03/2010, 12:43pm EDT
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