National Zoo Species

About 2,000 animals from about 400 different species currently comprise the animal collection at the National Zoo and the Zoo's Conservation and Research Center (CRC) in Virginia. About one-fifth of the species are endangered or threatened. Most species are on exhibit at the National Zoo in Washington, D.C. A few are found only at the CRC, which is not open to the public.

Check out lists of and fact sheets about the species of mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians, fish, and invertebrates in our collection.

To find more information on these species and the Zoo's research and conservation initiatives for threatened and endangered species, use the links to various Animal Programs at left or go to Conservation and Science.

Animals Online
Read about many Zoo species in ZooGoer articles, link toSpotlight on Science features, and throughout the site. Watch several Zoo animals in action on our link toweb cams and see many pictures in the link tophoto galleries. Take a link tovirtual world tour to become acquainted with Zoo animals from around the planet. Browse the Zoo's extensive website or use the Search box.

Zoo News
Find out what's happened recently at the National Zoo.

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