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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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Animal Care Questioned At National Zoo Amid Cuts

The Smithsonian’s National Zoo has found serious problems with its animal care and management of various creatures kept in the Cheetah Conservation Station over the past year, and the zoo’s director said Thursday that he is looking at changes to the operation amid budget cuts.

12/12/2013

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Precious Panda Cub: National Zoo Visitors Must Wait A Bit Longer To See Bao Bao In Person

The Smithsonian National Zoo’s prize panda cub officially has a name. The announcement was made on a monumental day in Chinese tradition for the cub.

12/02/2013

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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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D.C.’s Panda Cub Has Taken Its First Steps

The giant panda cub at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo has taken its first steps.

11/20/2013

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National Zoo: Zebra Bites Keeper, Spooked Gazelle Dies

The National Zoo says a zebra bit a keeper and a nearby gazelle possibly spooked by the incident has been found dead.

11/19/2013

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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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National Zoo Asks Public To Vote To Name Panda Cub

The National Zoo is asking the public to help name its female giant panda cub by voting for one of five Mandarin Chinese names.

11/05/2013

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National Zoo’s Panda Mom Spends Time Away From Cub

The National Zoo says its female giant panda cub is growing quickly and is spending more time away from her mother.

10/31/2013

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National Zoo Reopens To Visitors After Shutdown

The National Zoo in Washington is back open, and fans couldn’t be happier. The government shutdown forced the zoo to close its doors.

10/18/2013

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Panda Cam Back Online, National Zoo Reopens Friday

The Smithsonian’s National Zoo’s panda cam is back online, but the zoo itself is taking more time to reopen after the government shutdown.

10/17/2013

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