National Zoo

  • Steny Hoyer Discusses Berry

    We’re still awaiting the official announcement of National Zoo director John Berry’s nomination to run the Office of Personnel Management. But already, a key lawmaker — and Berry’s former Capitol Hill boss — took some…

  • Cool Jobs: Zoo keeper loves animals, science

    As Animal Keeper for Great Cats and Bears at the National Zoo, Kristen Clark has some ’wild’ days. But she says caring for the animals takes a combination of scientific inquiry and respect. She also reveals that her lion pride might see some new members come this fall.

  • 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.

  • Cool Jobs: The National Zoo Lion Trainer

    Kristen Clark is an animal keeper at the National Zoo, one of two who trains the lions — including the adult male, two lionesses and seven cubs. Federal News Radio interviews her as part of our Cool Jobs in Government series.

  • Pamela Baker-Masson, Smithsonian National Zoo

    In celebration of Earth Day, the Smithsonian National Zoo releases the Endangered Song. Only 400 people get a copy, because there are just 400 Sumatran tigers left in the wild. Pamela Baker-Masson, associate director of communications for the zoo, told Federal Drive hosts Tom Temin and Emily Kopp why the song is so important to the zoo’s mission. Read Federal News Radio’s related article.

  • OMB rolls out agencies’ shutdown contingency plans

    As the deadline to pass a federal budget nears, agencies are starting to send out instructions to employees on what to do in case of a government shutdown.

  • National Zoo exhibit illustrates plight of polluted oceans

    Smithsonian’s National Zoo in Washington, D.C., hosts “Washed Ashore: Art to Save the Sea”, an exhibit of sculptures made from plastic debris collected from polluted beaches.

  • National Zoo celebrates Bei Bei’s first birthday

    The Smithsonian National Zoo celebrates the first birthday of panda cub Bei Bei with a host of treats and ceremonies.