Africa Trail

August 19, 1992 – Permanent
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National Zoo
3001 Connecticut Ave., NW
Washington, DC

Olmsted Walk, past Visitor Center on the left

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Cheetahs, ostrich, addaxes, kudus and a Hartmann’s mountain zebra all reside on Africa Trail. Several animals share space in mixed-species exhibits, providing the animals an opportunity to interact just as they would in their native habitats.

Scientists at the Zoo and Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute have been studying the behavior, breeding, and health of many species at Africa Trail. At SCBI, biologists collect behavior and hormone data on cheetah populations to optimize breeding success.