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American Bison
August 30, 2014 – Permanent

See American bison—the animal that inspired the founding of the National Zoo.

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American Trail
September 1, 2012 – Permanent

American Trail is the place where visitors can get their feet wet while learning about gray seals, harbor seals, bald eagles, gray wolves, brown pelicans, and beavers.

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Elephant Trails
September 3, 2010 – Permanent

As part of the Zoo's campaign to save Asian elephants, this expanded and transformed home for the Zoo's Asian elephants provides new indoor and outdoor space and features a variety of habitats that support the natural behavior of the multi-generational herd.

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Asia Trail
October 17, 2006 – Permanent

Asia Trail is home to the following Asian species: sloth bears, fishing cats, red pandas, clouded leopards, Asian small-clawed otters, giant pandas, and Japanese giant salamander.

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Kids' Farm
June 12, 2004 – Permanent

At the Kids’ Farm, children of all ages have an opportunity to meet and greet cows, alpacas, hogs, donkeys, goats, chickens, and fish.

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Reptile Discovery Center
– Permanent

The Reptile Discovery Center is an interactive exhibition that features some 70 species of reptiles and amphibians.

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Great Cats
October 1, 1998 – Permanent

Some of the top predators on the planet live at the Great Cats exhibit—African lions, Sumatran tigers, bobcats, and caracals.

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November 18, 1992 – Permanent

Venture to Amazonia and get up close to the animals that thrive along the Amazon River—the largest river basin in the world.

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Cheetah Conservation Station
August 19, 1992 – Permanent

Cheetahs and other animals of the African savanna can be seen engaged in natural behaviors in a grassland setting similar to their natural habitat.

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Small Mammal House
April 1, 1983 – Permanent

Scurry into the Smithsonian’s National Zoo’s Small Mammal House and meet more than 35 species as they move, eat and play in enclosures that mimic their wild habitats.

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April 15, 1981 – Permanent

The Smithsonian’s National Zoo is home to over a dozen species of primates.

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Bird House and Outdoor Flight Exhibit
1928 – March 1, 2017

As of Jan. 2, 2017, the Bird House is closed in preparation for the new exhibit, Experience Migration. The plateau and outdoor exhibits will remain open until March. 1, 2017.

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