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National Zoo Celebrating Panda’s 1st Birthday

The National Zoo in Washington is throwing a panda party.

08/23/2014

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Red Panda Dies After Brain Disorder At Smithsonian

The National Zoo says a female red panda has been euthanized at a conservation center in Virginia after suffering brain swelling associated with a microscopic parasite.

08/18/2014

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National Zoo To Debut 3 New Asian Elephants In D.C.

The National Zoo is adding three new Asian elephants to its herd, and they will make their public debut this week.

06/22/2014

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National Zoo Lovers Decry Loss Of Invertebrates

Some lovers of the National Zoo in Washington have gotten their backbones up over the impending shutdown of an invertebrate exhibit.

06/20/2014

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National Zoo Closing Invertebrate Hall Due To Cost

The National Zoo is closing its Invertebrate Exhibit, citing rising costs and $5 million in needed upgrades.

06/16/2014

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National Zoo Welcomes 3 New Elephants From Canada

The National Zoo is welcoming three new Asian elephants to its herd.

05/23/2014

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Zoo Plans Free Concert For Endangered Tiger Effort

The National Zoo is planning a concert featuring the band “Portugal. The Man” to draw attention to the dwindling number of about 400 Sumatran tigers left in the wild.

05/08/2014

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Teen Arrested In Shooting Outside National Zoo

D.C. police say they’ve arrested a 14-year-old boy who’s believed to have been the gunman in a shooting outside the National Zoo that injured two young men.

05/03/2014

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National Zoo Rethinking Security After Shooting

The National Zoo’s director says he’s rethinking security plans after a shooting near the popular destination.

04/24/2014

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Zoo Launches ‘Endangered Song’ To Help Save Tigers

The Smithsonian’s National Zoo wants to highlight the dwindling number of 400 Sumatran tigers left in the wild by launching an “endangered song” on Earth Day.

04/22/2014

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National Zoo Temporarily Locked Down After Shooting

Chaos at a national landmark when shots were fired at the gates of the National Zoo. The violence interrupted a popular family festival at the zoo and the gunman is still on the loose.

04/21/2014

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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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