An elephant with a talent for painting will be joining the herd at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo after her companion died at the Baton Rouge Zoo in Louisiana, the two zoos announced Friday.
A Chinese veterinarian has performed an artificial insemination on the National Zoo’s female giant panda, Mei Xiang.
The National Zoo says breeding season has arrived for the giant pandas after a cub was born last year but died six days later.
A 1930s-era elephant house built with individual stalls that drew a rebuke in 2006 from an animal rights group has been transformed into a wide-open new elephant community center with a soft sand floor and wading pool at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo.
The world’s largest museum complex is bracing for a $40 million cut in funding due to the budget stalemate in Congress, but the Smithsonian Institution is vowing to keep the doors open at its museums and the National Zoo.
The Smithsonian’s National Zoo says its 6-year-old Andean bear Billie Jean has given birth to twins.
The National Zoo in Washington says its 6-year-old Andean bear is pregnant with twins.
The Smithsonian’s National Zoo is opening a new solar-powered carousel with hand-carved, hand-painted figures representing many endangered animals.
The National Zoo in Washington says one of its three Sumatran tigers has had to be euthanized.
The Smithsonian Institution’s museums and National Zoo are reopening on the National Mall after shutting their doors for two days because of superstorm Sandy.
National Zoo scientists have determined a 6-day-old giant panda cub’s death last month wasn’t momma bear’s fault, and life was returning to normal Thursday for giant panda Mei Xiang.
The National Zoo is set to reveal what killed a 6-day-old giant panda cub.