Watch how the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute breeds endangered cranes. [ Link ]

Wild Inside the National Zoo: Kiwi Chicks and Crane Conservation
Two-toed sloths are primarily nocturnal, but recently Howie has been out-and-about in the Amazonia exhibit during the day! Sloths can sleep for 15 hours a day. #WeSaveSpecies
Celebrate #BaoBao with us! We’ll have special opportunities to say goodbye from Feb. 16 to Feb. 20! #ByeByeBaoBao #PandaStory Friends of the National Zoo

Bye Bye, Bao Bao
A moment of #ZooZen with our American flamingos.
This Wilson’s warbler was seen foraging for insects on a coffee farm by our research biologists in Nicaragua. Bird-friendly coffee certified by the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center standards is organic and shade grown under conditions that are ecologically sustainable for migratory birds and their habitat. #WeSaveSpecies #Ornithology #Birds
Kick your day off with a pop of color. Tune in tomorrow at 9:30 a.m. for a moment of #ZooZen with our American flamingos.
#BeiBei has been cleared to go outside by our veterinarians and nutritionists! He's eating larger amounts of bamboo and is doing well. #PandaStory
Cold weather giving you a case of the grumps? Come to Amazonia, where visitors and animals (like our smooth-sided toad, Trevor) enjoy the 75+ degree heat all year round. Plan your visit: [ Link ]. #WeSaveSpecies
Animals don't have to be warm-blooded to be smart. Watch Wild Inside the National Zoo from the Smithsonian Channel! [ Link ]
How big does a “weeble-wobble” have to be to withstand the strength of six female Asian elephants? Over the fall 2016 semester, students at MICA, the Maryland Institute College of Art, sought to answer that question: [ Link ].

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A Pachyderm Project
Our Oscar cichlid fish in Amazonia had babies! The tiny fry are sticking close to their parents. Oscar cichlid adults are territorial and will defend their babies from other fish. #WeSaveSpceis
#zoozen breakfast with Asa the red panda
Start your morning with some warm fuzzies. Tune in tomorrow at 8:30 a.m. for a moment of #ZooZen in the red panda habitat -- LIVE on Facebook!
Redd is 4 months old today—and on the move! Lately, he has been climbing, which helps develop his coordination, strength and muscle mass. Orangutans are primarily arboreal and spend most of their time in trees. #OrangutanStory #WeSaveSpecies
From milk samples we can learn about: the evolution of reproductive strategies, infant growth, lactation physiology, signaling mechanisms between mother and offspring, and other information that helps us build self-sustaining populations of animals. #NationalMilkDay
We use samples in our milk repository to study the nutrient content of milks from a variety of endangered species. We don’t use the samples to feed baby animals. But if we need to hand-raise an animal, we can enhance its bottle formula based on information from the milk samples. #NationalMilkDay #WeSaveSpecies
Our milk repository has more than 15,000 samples of milks from more than 150 species. #NationalMilkDay #WeSaveSpecies
Happy #NationalMilkDay! The Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute has a frozen milk bank and it is the largest collection of exotic animal milk in the world. #WeSaveSpecies