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Happy Birthday, Bao Bao! 10 Great Moments From A Giant Panda's First Year

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 08.22.2014 | Green

Bao Bao was just a few ounces when she was born, on Aug. 23, 2013. Now the National Zoo's panda cub is about 40 pounds -- and it's been so fun watchin...

The Panda Cam Is Back, And Happiness Returns To The Universe

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 10.17.2013 | Green

It's a beautiful day in Washington. The government shutdown is over, and the National Zoo has turned back on its 24/7 livestream of giant panda Mei...

By Far The Cutest Casualty Of The Government Shutdown

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 10.01.2013 | Green

If you weren't already panicked about the possibility of a government shutdown, this may push you over the edge. Apparently pandas are not "essenti...

Photos Of Panda Baby's First Checkup Are Really Cheering Us Up

Posted 09.18.2013 | Green

Some happy news from Washington: The National Zoo's three and a half week old baby panda had her first full checkup this week, and she seems to be doi...

The Fascinating Explanation For Why Panda Babies Are So Small

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 09.03.2013 | Green

The panda baby born at the National Zoo in Washington just over a week ago was pink, wriggly and almost impossibly small -- about a third of a pound a...

Round-Bellied, Squawking Panda Baby Will Melt Your Heart

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 08.30.2013 | Green

This, friends, is the National Zoo's 6-day-old baby panda cub hollering, looking full-bellied, and giving hope to everyone rooting for the fragile lit...

Panda Gives Birth To Second Cub, This One Stillborn

AP | BEN NUCKOLS | Posted 10.24.2013 | Green

WASHINGTON — The giant panda cub at the Smithsonian's National Zoo appears to be in excellent health, zookeepers reported after a 10-minute phys...

We Have A Cub!!!

Posted 08.23.2013 | Green

Congratulations to Mei Xiang and the National Zoo on the new panda baby! A cub is born! First photo of the cub, born today at 5:32 p.m. pic.twitter...

Will Big News Be Coming Out Of The National Zoo Soon?

AP | Posted 09.25.2013 | Green

WASHINGTON — Scientists at the Smithsonian's National Zoo say the female giant panda's hormones are rising, which indicates she may be pregnant ...

PANDA-MONIUM!

The Huffington Post | Erin Ruberry | Posted 07.23.2013 | DC

Here's something to keep you occupied while you wait for the royal baby: the Smithsonian National Zoo's panda cams are back! The two cameras, whic...

Who's The Daddy?

The Huffington Post | Erin Ruberry | Posted 04.10.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- If National Zoo giant panda Mei Xiang gets pregnant and gives birth to a cub this year, the zoo will run a paternity analysis to determi...

Veterinarian Performs Artificial Insemination On Giant Panda

AP | Posted 03.30.2013 | Green

WASHINGTON -- A Chinese veterinarian has performed an artificial insemination on the National Zoo's female giant panda, Mei Xiang (may-SHONG). Animal...

Another Chance For The National Zoo Pandas

AP | BRETT ZONGKER | Posted 03.27.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The National Zoo says breeding season has arrived for the giant pandas after a cub was born last year but died six days later. The zoo ...

Baby Panda Death Cause Revealed

AP | BRETT ZONGKER | Posted 12.11.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- National Zoo scientists have determined a 6-day-old giant panda cub's death last month wasn't momma bear's fault, and life was returning...

Baby Panda Dies At National Zoo

AP | BEN NUCKOLS | Posted 11.23.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON — The giant panda cub born a week ago at the National Zoo in Washington died Sunday morning, saddening zoo officials and visitors who...

Sad News: Baby Panda Dies At National Zoo

Posted 09.23.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The National Zoo delivered sad news Sunday morning: The panda cub born to Mei Xiang a week ago has died. Here are the details provide...

Your Daily Baby Panda Video

Posted 09.21.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The Panda Cam has delivered up the closest look yet of giant panda Mei Xiang with her new teeny tiny cub. The baby was about the siz...

LOOK: It's A New Video Of The Panda Baby!!

Posted 09.21.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The National Zoo has released a new Panda Cam video of giant panda Mei Xiang and her baby, born on Sunday night. Look closely: in thi...

WATCH: Adorable Panda Momma Cradles Newborn

Posted 09.19.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- See that little speck of white that mama panda Mei Xiang is cradling under her chin? That's her brand new baby! (Yeah, the baby's not so...

WATCH: Baby Panda Birth Video Released By National Zoo

Posted 09.17.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The National Zoo has released panda cam footage of what the zoo officials believe is giant panda Mei Xiang giving birth to her brand new...

WATCH: Baby Panda Born At National Zoo

AP | By JESSICA GRESKO | Posted 11.17.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- A giant panda at Washington's zoo surprised scientists and zookeepers by becoming a mom again after years of failed pregnancies. Scient...

LOOK: Is Mei Xiang Pregnant?

Posted 08.21.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- It's hard not to get our hopes up about this one. The National Zoo sent out an announcement on Monday that its female giant panda, M...

National Zoo Gets Big Panda Donation (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Posted 12.19.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- There's great news for panda fans: The Washington Post reports that the National Zoo's panda reproduction program will be receiving a $4...

National Zoo Panda Watch Ends In False Pregnancy

AP | BRETT ZONGKER | Posted 09.21.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON -- Giant panda Mei Xiang kept people guessing for months, but National Zoo veterinarians determined Friday that she had failed to become pr...

Panda Pregnancy Watch Under Way

AP | Posted 08.23.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON -- Teams of fans are keeping a 24-hour-a-day watch on the National Zoo's giant panda, Mei Xiang (may-SHONG) to see if she might give birth....