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🐵🌻We would love to have you for dinner. Join us Thursday, May 16 for ZooFari: Bite Night—a glamorous evening featuring exotic animals, unforgettable entertainment and the best gourmet bites in the city. GET TIX: https://s.si.edu/2mUIayn. (Link in bio.)
📸Female black bears nurse their cubs until spring, when they emerge from their den to search for 🍓 berries, roots, 🐟fish and 🐁small mammals. 🐻Cubs will stay with their moms for the first two years of their lives before venturing out on their own. This mom has three playful cubs – can you spot each of them? #ConservationCam #CameraTrap
Our naked mole-rat colony is like our own #Westeros exhibit. The colony has one 👑 queen. If another female wants to be queen, she has to break away from the colony or kill the queen. ⚔ #GameofMoleRats
🎥The naked mole-rat cams have as much action as #GOT, without the white walkers.
🐻👓 Why are Andean bears nicknamed "spectacled" bears? Some sport cream-colored markings around their eyes that resemble glasses! Learn fun facts about Billie Jean and Quito at the daily 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Andean bear keeper chats. 👋 MEET OUR ANIMALS: s.si.edu/2h3CN1W.
🦇Happy #BatAppreciationDay! More than 500,000 bats roost in Linno Cave, Myanmar, crossing paths with people and livestock every day. Our Global Health Program scientists conduct most of their work at night when the bats emerge from the caves to feed. Working carefully, the researchers collect measurements and samples from each animal they catch. 🎥 Watch #FieldInFocus: https://s.si.edu/2D0ueix. (Link in bio.)
🐘 Happy #SaveTheElephantDay! For decades, Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute scientists have traveled to Myanmar to study Asian elephants, a species threatened by poaching, habitat loss & human-elephant conflict. 🎥 Watch our #FieldInFocus videos: s.si.edu/2Ctb0Ao. (Link in bio.)
🐦We welcomed our first loggerhead shrikes 🐣 of the year on April 6 at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute in Front Royal, Virginia! They will be released to the wild later this year. Loggerhead shrikes were once common across North America. Their populations have fallen sharply, and they have disappeared from New England completely. There may be as few as 100 birds remaining in Virginia, a state where they were once abundant. They are listed as endangered in Canada and in 26 states in the U.S., and they may soon be added to the Endangered Species List. The reason for their decline is unknown, but SCBI scientists are working with wildlife biologists in Virginia and West Virginia to investigate possible causes. #WeSaveSpecies #ornithology #LoggerheadShrikes
🐵🎂 Primate keepers celebrated not one but TWO very special birthdays today! Orangutan Iris turned 32 years young. Join us in wishing her a very happy birthday ...🎵 and many more 🎶. ❤️
❤️🦍 Happy birthday, Moke! Our western lowland gorilla infant is an amazing (and adorable) ambassador for his species, which is critically endangered in the wild. Let's celebrate with a look back at some of our favorite #Moke moments from the past year. #GorillaStory 🎁 Want to give him a birthday gift? You can help keepers replenish toys that are a bit run-down (yet well loved) by our gorillas. Donate to the Enrichment Trunk: https://s.si.edu/2bVqQU2. (Link in profile.)
🐇🐣 Hop on over to the Zoo April 22 and join us for Easter Monday and Earth Optimism Day—a celebration that’s double the fun! 🌎 From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., enjoy a fun day of egg hunts, field games, special animal demonstrations, meet-and-greets with scientists, and much more. CHECK IT OUT: https://s.si.edu/2CQDDHE.
💥👂Alarmed by the sound of a potential predator, the swamp-dwelling sitatunga seeks refuge in the water. 💦 It sinks until only its nostrils are left above the surface. 🦌 Meet Waylon, the Zoo’s male sitatunga, at the Cheetah Conservation Station! LEARN MORE: https://s.si.edu/2GmvYD2.
🐸 are the sound of the rainforest at night. 🎧 to The Silence of the Frogs from @Smithsonian #Sidedoorpodcast and go behind-the-scenes of @AmphibianRescue
#Frogs #Amphibians #Panama #WeSaveSpecies
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