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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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National Zoo Panda Cam Would Go Dark In Shutdown

Officials say the Smithsonian’s National Zoo panda cam and all other live animal cameras will go dark in the event of a government shutdown. The zoo will be closed to visitors as well.

09/30/2013

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It’s A Girl! National Zoo’s 2-Week-Old Panda Cub Is Female

The Smithsonian’s National Zoo says its 2-week-old giant panda cub is female.

09/05/2013

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National Zoo Celebrates Male Panda’s 16th Birthday

The National Zoo is celebrating the 16th birthday of its male panda, Tian Tian.

08/27/2013

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Panda-monium: Caretakers At National Zoo Await Evaluation Of Newborn Cub

The new addition at the National Zoo is getting a lot of attention. A team of panda caretakers hope to get a first look at the panda cub born Friday evening.

08/24/2013

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Special Delivery: Watch Giant Panda Give Birth At National Zoo In D.C.

After weeks of waiting, a giant panda gives birth at the National Zoo in Washington. With the world watching via webcam, Mei Xiang had a newborn cub. And believe it or not, there is still a possibility a second cub could be on the way.

08/23/2013

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