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It’s A Boy! National Zoo’s Surviving Newborn Panda Is Male

The National Zoo’s panda parents, Mei Xiang and Tian Tian, have another son.


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Remaining Panda Cub Healthy At National Zoo After Twin Dies

Animal keepers say the National Zoo’s remaining newborn panda cub is healthy and was active and nursing through the night after the cub’s smaller twin died.



2 Panda Cubs Born At National Zoo Appear Healthy

The spokesperson with the Smithsonian National Zoo says they’re optimistic about the chances that the twin giant panda cubs born last night will survive.


Mei Xiang

National Zoo: Panda Mei Xiang Gives Birth To 2 Cubs On Saturday

Big news out of D.C. tonight. A panda cub was born at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo and the birth was streamed live for millions to witness.


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DC Zoo’s Den Surrounding Possibly Pregnant Panda Closed

Officials at Washington’s National Zoo have closed part of the panda habitat to the public because the zoo’s adult female panda is entering the final stages of a possible pregnancy.


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Endangered Crocodiles Hatch At National Zoo

Smithsonian officials say five critically endangered Cuban crocodiles have hatched at the National Zoo’s Reptile Discovery Center.


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5 U.S. Trips To Take With The Entire Family

Many of the best family-friendly destinations are also among the most obvious.


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19-Week-Old Andean Bear Cubs To Make Debut At National Zoo

Two Andean bear cubs are set to make their public debut Saturday at the National Zoo.


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DC’s Panda Cub Bao Bao Turns 18 Months Old, Nears Milestone

The National Zoo’s panda cub Bao Bao (bow-bow) turned 18 months old Monday and neared a major milestone.


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D.C.’s Panda Cub Bao Bao Back Down From Tree

The National Zoo’s panda cub Bao Bao is back with her mom after spending more than 24 hours in a tree.


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Gas Leak Prompts Brief Closure Of National Zoo

The National Zoo in Washington says it’s reopening after a gas leak in an administrative building prompted a brief closure.


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Bison Return To Collection At National Zoo In D.C.

American bison have returned to the National Zoo in Washington after inspiring the park’s creation in the 1880s.