In the Beginning Bison
North America's largest land mammal inspired the birth of the Smithsonian's National Zoo, and now returns to help celebrate the Zoo's 125th anniversary.
By Peter Winkler
Winter Naps and Summer Slumbers
What to do when it's too cold or hot to bear? For some animals, the answer is simple: hibernate.
By Cristina Santiestevan
Winter Forecast: Cold, Snow, and Panda Bears
Bundle up and head over to the Zoo this winter for a chance to see playful pandas, snow-loving elephants, and more.
By Katharine Sucher