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Smithsonian National Zoological Park

provides fact sheets and photos for many of the 2,400 mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians, fish, and invertebrates at the National Zoo and the Zoo's Conservation and Research Center. Learn about cheetahs, flamingos, hummingbirds, elephants, gorillas, pandas, snakes, butterflies, and many more animals, including the nearly one-fifth of the 400 species at the Zoo that are endangered or threatened. (National Zoo, Smithsonian Institution)

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Interesting Fact:

Tigers range in size from the diminutive Sumatrans—females weigh between 165 and 242 pounds, and males weigh between 220 and 310 pounds—to the largest mainland tigers, such as Indians—females weigh between 220 and 352 pounds, and males weigh between 396 and 570 pounds. Total length ranges from seven to 12 feet.
Tai enjoys a quiet moment during this very exciting morning.

Meet the giant pandas


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