It’s all happening at the zoo – at night during the holidays

WASHINGTON – Each holiday season since 2007, after the animals go to sleep, the rest of the Smithsonian National Zoo comes to life as a colorful winter wonderland.  More than half a million LED lights are transforming the zoo’s grounds…

New Amur tiger at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo

WASHINGTON – The Smithsonian National Zoological Park on March 1 welcomed a new Amur tiger to its “Great Cats” exhibit in a conservation effort to increase the population of the critically endangered subspecies. If all goes well, 6-year-old Nikita will…

Final farewell to Bao Bao at Washington’s National Zoo

WASHINGTON– Bao Bao the panda is being sent to China to live out her life per an agreement with China. Bao Bao’s parents were loaned to the U.S. with the assurance that all cubs would be returned to China before…

National Zoo soon will wave bye-bye to Bao Bao

WASHINGTON — Bao Bao, born pink, blind and hairless and who has become a beloved animal of the National Zoo, will be leaving for China this winter. The zoo has an agreement with the China Wildlife Conservation Association under which…

Bei Bei Plays, the Crowds Keep Coming to National Zoo

This year’s arrival of new baby panda is delighting tens of thousands of visitors

National Zoo’s Baby Panda Gets Her Public Debut

Animal lovers had to wait five excruciating months since her birth, but Bao Bao was finally put on full display in the panda house at the National Zoo. Dressed in warm coats and panda hats, fans showed up bright and early for the unveiling.

Smithsonian Zoo Gives Swimming Lessons to Baby Tigers

The Smithsonian National Zoo gives two very important swimming lessons — to baby tigers.

Necropsy Shows Cause of Death for Panda Cub at National Zoo

Future in Washington for cub’s mother and father still to be determined.