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National Zoo Panda

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...

When A Celebrity Panda Declines Your Wedding Invite, You Do The Next Best Thing

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 06.04.2014 | Good News

Sara Glickman and Ben Shlesinger had a somewhat unrealistic, though indisputably charming, dream: That the National Zoo's panda cub, Bao Bao, attend t...

Panda Cub Makes National Zoo Debut

Reuters | Posted 03.20.2014 | Green

WASHINGTON, Jan 18 (Reuters) - The nation's capital gained a new star on Saturday when the National Zoo's 4-month-old panda bear cub made her debut ...

Get Ready For PANDAMONIUM

AP | BRETT ZONGKER | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bao Bao, the giant panda cub at the Smithsonian's National Zoo, is getting used to seeing fans outside her panda house enclosure a...

Michelle Obama Celebrates The National Zoo's (Finally!) Named Giant Panda Cub

AP | BRETT ZONGKER | Posted 12.02.2013 | Green

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Smithsonian's National Zoo is naming its female giant panda cub Bao Bao after receiving more than 123,000 votes online from th...

We Want To Give This Little Panda Cub A Great Big Snuggle

Posted 10.23.2013 | Green

Panda cubs, they grow up so fast! The National Zoo's baby giant panda weighed in at 6.73 pounds during an exam on Wednesday -- she was just fiv...

Panda Cam Shut Off!

Jeff Danziger | Posted 12.01.2013 | DC
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Amanda Terkel

'Stupid Government' Shuts Down Zoo, Angering Tourists

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 10.01.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The National Zoo usually gets up and running around 10 a.m., as visitors roll in to see the elephants, cheetahs and, of course, the belo...

National Zoo To Reveal Sex, Paternity Of Panda Cub

AP | BRETT ZONGKER | Posted 11.05.2013 | Green

WASHINGTON — It's a girl! The Smithsonian's National Zoo announced Thursday that its 2-week-old giant panda cub is female and her father is Nat...

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...

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 ...

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 ...

Look Who Loves The Snow!

The Huffington Post | Erin Ruberry | Posted 03.25.2013 | DC

Look who's loving Washington's spring snow shower: We have snow! On spring break! Even our pandas can't believe it. twitter.com/NationalZoo/st…...

LOOK: Snowquester Gets Impossibly Adorable

Posted 03.06.2013 | DC

When the National Zoo announced they were going to be closed on March 6, they tweeted out a photo that made hearts, if not snow, melt: Due to incl...

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...

An Answer To National Zoo Baby Panda Mystery Is Near

AP | Posted 12.10.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON — Washington's National Zoo is set to reveal what caused the death of a 6-day-old giant panda cub. The zoo will disclose the cause a...

Preliminary Findings In Panda's Death Discussed

AP | BEN NUCKOLS | Posted 11.24.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON — As condolences poured in from around the world, National Zoo officials waited Monday for word on why a 6-day-old panda cub died and...

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...