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Talk with an animal keeper who cares for the Zoo’s lions and tigers twice daily between the animal yards to the right of the carousel in Great Cats Circle.

Overview of the Zoo. 2 hour walking tour subject to volunteer availability. Groups larger than 10 people please call 202-633-3056.

An animal keeper will introduce you to one of the Zoo’s small mammals like an armadillo or naked mole-rat.

Thousands of fish species live in the Amazon River Basin. Meet some of them during this feeding in Amazonia.

Talk with one of the animal keepers who cares for the Zoo’s Andean bears daily at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Andean bears are located between the Zoo’s Amazonia and American Trail exhibits.

Alpacas, donkeys, and goats-Oh My! Keepers will introduce you to one of the many furry or feathered residents of the Farm. This demonstration is weather dependent.

Come hear what it takes to look after the Zoo’s pandas from one of our animal keepers. This demonstration may take place at the red panda OR giant panda yards. Check the board at the entrance to Asia Trail for the exact location.

Watch as keeper staff train our seals or sea lions and learn more about these beautiful marine mammals!

Learn about studies being conducted with animals at the Zoo’s Think Tank exhibit, including orangutans, Allen’s swamp monkeys and Schmidt’s red-tailed monkeys.

Overview of the Zoo. 2 hour walking tour subject to volunteer availability. Groups larger than 10 people please call 202-633-3056.

Hear from artist Matthew Willey, who will discuss his work on the new Bee Mural outside of the Great Ape House!

Something is always happening at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo.

An animal keeper will introduce you to one of the Zoo’s small mammals like an armadillo or naked mole-rat.

Enjoy a ride on Engine #62 of the Resources Railroad at Lake Fairfax Park. See how Eastern Woodland Indians hunted and how their tools were made. Create your own Thanksgiving-themed craft to take home.

Thousands of fish species live in the Amazon River Basin. Meet some of them during this feeding in Amazonia.

Talk with one of the animal keepers who cares for the Zoo’s Andean bears daily at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Learn all about Asian elephants and how animal care staff work with these four-ton animals!

Alpacas, donkeys, and goats-Oh My! Keepers will introduce you to one of the many furry or feathered residents of the Farm. This demonstration is weather dependent.

Come meet a keeper at the Reptile Discovery Center and learn about one fascinating species they care for.

Come hear what it takes to look after the Zoo’s pandas from one of our animal keepers. This demonstration may take place at the red panda OR giant panda yards. Check the board at the entrance to Asia Trail for the exact location.