Smith­so­nian’s Na­tional Zoo and Con­ser­va­tion Bi­ol­ogy In­sti­tute

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It’s a con­spir­acy (of lemurs) Did you know… A group of orang­utans is called a “congress.” A group of lemurs is called a “con­spir­acy.” A group of mon­keys is called a “bar­rel” or “troop.”

IGNITING A PAS­SION FOR WILDLIFE

As the Wash­ing­ton, D.C. re­gion’s fa­vorite des­ti­na­tion for fam­i­lies with chil­dren, the Smith­so­nian’s Na­tional Zoo in­stills a life­long com­mit­ment to con­ser­va­tion through en­gag­ing ex­pe­ri­ences with an­i­mals and the peo­ple work­ing to save them. Open 364 days a year and with free ad­mis­sion, the Zoo has some of Earth’s rarest an­i­mals that serve as am­bas­sadors for their species.

SAV­ING SPECIES AROUND THE WORLD

Our sci­en­tists and an­i­mal care ex­perts can be found at the Zoo, the Smith­so­nian Con­ser­va­tion Bi­ol­ogy In­sti­tute’s (SCBI) 3,200-acre cam­pus in Front Royal,Vir­ginia and in more than 30 coun­tries across the globe. Through the study and breed­ing of en­dan­gered wildlife, we are un­rav­el­ing the mys­ter­ies of de­clin­ing pop­u­la­tions and di­rectly im­pact­ing the sur­vival and re­cov­ery of species and ecosys­tems.

PHO­TOS: Visit baby orang­utan Redd (top) and gi­ant panda cub Bei Bei (mid­dle) at the Zoo. Spring 2017 brought a chee­tah cub boom (bot­tom) at SCBI.

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