More Ways You Can Help the Zoo

Help Us Keep the Baby Boom Going

Four hundred seventeen animals were born or hatched at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo's two campuses since January 2010. Every animal born or hatched is a victory for wildlife conservation, demonstrating the success of our state-of-the-art animal care and cutting-edge reproductive science. We need your help to continue this vital work.

Here are just some of the babies we welcomed recently:

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100 black-footed ferrets; many will be released into the wild Five clouded leopards, thanks to a scientific breakthrough Four red pandas; fewer than 2,500 adult red pandas remain in the wild One Persian onager, bringing the North American population to 26

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Seven cheetahs; very few others were born in North America recently Two female brown kiwis; the first brown kiwi to hatch outside of New Zealand hatched at the National Zoo in 1975 Seven lions whose father is North America's most genetically valuable lion in the Species Survival Plan The 50th hatching of a kori bustard in the Zoo's history

They're Counting On You—Make a Donation to the Zoo Today

I want to help the Smithsonian's National Zoo give its baby animals the best possible care. And I want to support the Zoo’s breeding efforts to ensure that the baby boom continues. My contribution could provide:

examples of veterinary care

a series of vaccinations
three months of infant care by our vets
a new stethoscope for our vets
prenatal care for moms-to-be

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