Another celebrity animal called Smithsonian’s National Zoo home, but unlike Smokey Bear (rescue cub) and Ham the chimp (retired Air Force veteran), Mohini Rewa arrived
Ham the Astrochimp: Another National Zoo Celebrity
While researching the history of the Smithsonian’s National Zoo, I have discovered that it had a few celebrity residents that were not giant pandas. I
An Architectural History Walk: The Toledo Zoo’s Carnivora Building
I am working on a couple of larger stories, but in the meantime enjoy a self-serving post about one of my favorite historic zoo buildings.
Smokey Bear, Washington, DC, 20252
Did you know that the living, breathing em“bear”diment of one of the most popular advertising icons in U.S. history called the National Zoo home? The
From Sandy to Wilma and Zora: American Bison and the Founding of the National Zoo
Although this might be a known story among DC zoo enthusiasts, I would be a horrible zoo history blogger if I didn’t recount the story
“Nicky’s News”: Bring Giraffes to the Zoo!
I came across this amazing story in Kara Arundel’s book Raising America’s Zoo, which is one of the best books I have read this year.