Due to inclement weather, the National Zoo closed at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 8.
From Zoo & From Zoo
With 2,000 animals to feed and tend, Zoo staff are on the job every day of the
year, even when the weather goes wild. Learn how they cop with cold, heat, and
the occasional earthquake.
By Valerie May
Some of the Zoo's inhabitants are extinct in the wild. That lends an extra
urgency to our breeding and conservation effots.
By Isaac Jackson
New Home, New Horizons
The new complex for the Smithsonian-Mason School of Conservation is a dazzling
as the science and education that go on there.
By Kate Christen