The National Zoological Park and Friends of the National Zoo produce a variety of publications for various audiences.

Smithsonian Zoogoer
ZooGoer sample coverSmithsonian Zoogoer
magazine is our flagship educational publication for FONZ members and general audiences. It is published six times a year. Smithsonian Zoogoer's lively articles cover wildlife research and conservation as well as natural history and other subjects related to the natural world. Articles are lavishly illustrated with color photography. Full-text articles are available online.

Smithsonian Zoogoer is a benefit of FONZ membership. Those who live outside of a 200-mile radius of Washington, D.C., can join FONZ at the Zoogoer level. The current issue of Smithsonian Zoogoer is also available for purchase at the Zoo.

Scientific Publications
Each year, National Zoo staff collectively produce more than 100 scientific publications, as well as publications for popular audiences on their scientific results. A complete bibliography is available online, with links to full text, when available.

Online Features
Online features are publications or exhibits developed exclusively for our website.

Press Materials
Look under Press Room for recent press releases from the National Zoo and Friends of the National Zoo, as well as an archive of past releases.

Green Team Tips
Our Green Team is committed to ensuring that our practices are environmentally responsible. The Green Team Tips offer ideas for making your daily activities more environmentally responsible.

National Zoo E-News/FONZ Flash
Our twice-a-month e-newsletter has the latest news about the Zoo, our animals, exhibits, and events. Subscribe here.

Recent Books
Smithsonian Book of Giant Pandas CoverIncluded among the scientific publications are many books, some for scientific and professional audiences, others for general audiences. New books are highlighted online.

For education resources such as curriculum guides, go to Education.

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