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Smithsonian scientists say biodiversity in tropical protected areas may not be so protected 30 Nov -0001 | 12:00 am

A team of Smithsonian scientists joined more than 200 others around the world to examine if giving protected status to a tropical forest offered adequate protection to the plants and animals within it...

Dama gazelle born 30 Nov -0001 | 12:00 am

A male dama gazelle was born to mother Fahima and father Raul early morning September 4.

Olympians Carmelita Jeter and Justin Gatlin meet cheetah cubs 30 Nov -0001 | 12:00 am

Olympic medalists Justin Gatlin and Carmelita Jeter had a playful behind-the-scenes encounter today with the two cheetah cubs at the Smithsonian's National Zoo that were named after the athletes.

Smithsonian scientists discuss West Nile virus 30 Nov -0001 | 12:00 am

A rising spike in West Nile virus is taking health officials across the country by surprise as so far this year more than 2,600 people in 45 states and the District of Columbia, have been stricken wit...

See the 30-minute video footage from the giant panda cam of Mei Xiang and the cub's birth 30 Nov -0001 | 12:00 am

As panda cam watchers may have noticed: from Mei's behavior and the sounds we're hearing, we have a giant panda cub! As far as we can tell, the cub was born at about 10:46 p.m. on September 16, 2012. ...

Zoo mourns loss of giant panda cub 30 Nov -0001 | 12:00 am

We are brokenhearted to share that we have lost our little giant panda cub. Panda keepers and volunteers heard Mei Xiang make a distress vocalization at 9:17 a.m. and let the veterinarian staff know i...

Zoo grieves death of black howler monkey 30 Nov -0001 | 12:00 am

The Smithsonian’s National Zoo euthanized a young black howler monkey, Loki, Sunday, October 7, because she was ill from complications of metabolic bone disease: a vitamin D, calcium, and phosphorus i...

Hellbender Research on the Road and at the National Zoo 30 Nov -0001 | 12:00 am

A team of scientists and keepers is traveling all over the eastern United States this year to study a unique and amazing animal: the hellbender.

Feathers from National Zoo kiwis donated to New Zealand 30 Nov -0001 | 12:00 am

On October 12, 2012 Smithsonian’s National Zoo director Dennis Kelly repatriated the Zoo’s kiwi feathers--a critical component in constructing ceremonial Maori feather cloaks--to the embassy of New Ze...

Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute and George Mason University dedication new academic facilities 30 Nov -0001 | 12:00 am

The Smithsonian-Mason School of Conservation, a unique program in terms of its academic offerings and contributions to the field of conservation, celebrated the completion of its expansive new academi...

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