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National Zoo Keepers Help Raise Sloth Bear Cub

Five keepers at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo have a new title: bear mom. With sloth bears so rare, they’re taking care of a cub whose survival is very important.

04/01/2014

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National Zoo: Panda Cub Goes Outside For First Time

National Zoo giant panda cub Bao Bao has ventured outside for the first time.

04/01/2014

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National Zoo Announces Birth Of 4 New Lion Cubs

A 9-year-old African lion has given birth to four cubs in the Great Cats exhibit at the National Zoo.

03/05/2014

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National Zoo Sends 2 Red Pandas To Va. For Breeding

The National Zoo has moved its red pandas, including one that escaped last year, to the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute in Virginia for breeding.

01/31/2014

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2 Healthy Lion Cubs Born At National Zoo In D.C.

Two African lion cubs have been born at the National Zoo for the first time in four years.

01/28/2014

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Bao Bao The Panda Makes Her Debut At National Zoo

A very exciting day at the National Zoo as panda cub Bao Bao finally meets the public. Her debut drew a huge crowd of fans.

01/18/2014

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National Zoo Extends Hours For Panda Cub’s Debut

The National Zoo is extending its hours for the giant panda house this weekend as panda cub Bao Bao makes her public debut.

01/16/2014

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National Zoo: Panda Cub Bao Bao Growing As Expected

The National Zoo says panda cub Bao Bao is growing just as she should be.

01/07/2014

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National Zoo’s Panda Cub, Bao Bao, Has Fun In The Snow Ahead Of Debut

Bao Bao, the giant panda cub at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo, is getting used to seeing fans outside her panda house enclosure as she prepares for her public debut this month.

01/06/2014

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Cheetahs Kill White-Tailed Deer At National Zoo

Two cheetahs at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo have met with some unexpected prey. The result was predictable.

12/27/2013

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Zoo Panda Cub Bao Bao To Go On View Jan. 18 In D.C.

The National Zoo’s giant panda cub Bao Bao will make her public debut Jan. 18 after her fans have watched her grow for months on the popular panda cams online.

12/20/2013

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Zebra Attack At National Zoo Blamed On Human Error

Officials with the Smithsonian’s National Zoo say a zebra attack that seriously injured a veteran zookeeper was the result of human error.

12/13/2013

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