Category Archives: Smithsonian National Zoo

Oldest Andean Bear Living in North America Celebrates 35th Birthday at the Buffalo Zoo

Zoos and aquariums accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) are dedicated to providing exceptional care to animals throughout the duration of their lives. With advances in veterinary medicine, nutrition, and husbandry techniques to address unique needs, many … Continue reading

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Smithsonian’s National Zoo Opens New Home for Asian Elephants

The commitment at the National Zoo to save Asian elephants from extinction and ensure a future for this endangered species spans more than 50 years. In keeping with the best practices for elephant management, the Zoo has invested in a … Continue reading

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Endangered Fishing Cats at the National Zoo

The Smithsonian’s National Zoo is closer to cracking the code for breeding one of Asia’s most elusive species with the birth of two fishing cats (Prionailurus viverrinus).  Electra (7) delivered the kittens  this spring in an off-exhibit den. Their birth marks … Continue reading

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Cheetah Cubs Transferred to the National Zoo

Three weeks after their unconventional and rocky entrance into the world, two three-week-old cheetahs were transported to the Smithsonian’s National Zoo in good health, thanks to the hard work and swift actions of animal care staff at the Smithsonian Conservation … Continue reading

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Black-Footed Ferrets: A Reason to Celebrate

Black-footed ferrets from the Smithsonian National Zoo. Copyright Meghan Murphy, Smithsonian National Zoo. A year ago, if asked what “BFF” stood for, my first guess likely would not have been “Black-Footed Ferret.”  But now that I’ve been working at the Association, … Continue reading

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