All Smithsonian museums in Washington, D.C., including the National Zoo, and in New York City continue to be closed to support the effort to contain the spread of COVID-19.
Credit: Rebecca Fischer
Photo credit: Adam Mason, Smithsonian’s National Zoo
Giant panda Mei Xiang at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo. Photo: Meghan Murphy/Smithsonian’s National Zoo
Photo Credit: Mehgan Murphy, Smithsonian’s National Zoo
Title: “American Mine”
Artist: David Maisel
Credit information: © David Maisel/ Courtesy of Edwynn Houk Gallery.
“American Mine” features open pit mines on the Carlin Trend, the most prolific gold mining district in the Western Hemisphere. Mines from this region are the source of devastating mercury emissions, released when ore is heated during the process of gold extraction.
Vampire bats (Desmodus rotundus) are a highly social species. What happens to their social interactions when individuals get sick?
Credit: Josh More
This gold pen was used to sign the congressional joint amendment that enacted the Nineteenth Amendment in 1919. Photo by Jaclyn Nash.
Photo credit: Smithsonian’s National Zoo
Credit: Glenn Williams, Narwhal Tusk Research
Genízaro Maurice Archuleta in the high desert surrounding Abiquiú. Photo @ Russel Albert Daniels, 2019.
Scientists at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute and the Columbus Zoo have successfully transferred cheetah embryos produced by in vitro fertilization to a surrogate cheetah mom for the first time. Two cubs were born Feb. 19 to 3-year-old mom Izzy, though the cubs’ biological mom is 6 1/2-year-old Kibibi.
Photo: Grahm S. Jones, Columbus Zoo and Aquarium
Photo by David Hau
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