National Zoo


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.


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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.


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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.



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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.