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National Zoo Names 100-Day-Old Panda Cub Bao Bao

The Smithsonian’s National Zoo is naming its female giant panda cub Bao Bao after receiving more than 123,000 votes online from the public to help give its new cub an identity.

12/01/2013

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National Zoo Panda Cub Weighs Nearly 10 Pounds

The National Zoo says its female giant panda cub now weighs almost 10 pounds.The zoo says the cub weighed in Friday at 9.68 pounds.

11/15/2013

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Clean Bill Of Health For The National Zoo’s Giant Panda Cub

The National Zoo’s giant panda cub has been given a clean bill of health after its first veterinarian exam.

09/18/2013

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Panda Cub Described As Healthy And Vibrant

The giant panda cub at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo appears to be in excellent health, zookeepers reported after a 10-minute physical exam Sunday morning.

08/25/2013

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National Zoo To Reveal Cause Of Panda Cub Death

The National Zoo is set to reveal what killed a 6-day-old giant panda cub.

10/10/2012

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National Zoo: Panda Watch Ends In False Pregnancy

Giant panda Mei Xiang kept people guessing for months, but National Zoo veterinarians determined Friday that she had failed to become pregnant for the fifth year in a row even after a Chinese breeding expert tried to help her conceive.

07/22/2011

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Panda Pregnancy Watch Underway At National Zoo

Teams of panda fans are keeping a 24-hour-a-day watch on the National Zoo’s giant panda, Mei Xiang to see if she might give birth.

06/23/2011