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Smithsonian National Zoo

Baby Panda's First Snow Storm Will Make All That Cold Worth It

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 01.06.2015 | Green

Bao Bao, the National Zoo's adorable panda cub, is like any other youngster. She loves to climb trees. She likes to roll down lil' hills. And she's to...

Lion Cubs Get Tossed Into Water For Swim Test, Cuteness Ensues

The Huffington Post | Isaac Saul | Posted 05.08.2014 | Green

Typically, we're not big fans of throwing animals into water. But in this case, we're making an exception. The staff at the Smithsonian National Zo...

National Zoo Launches Instagram Featuring Adorable Video Of America's Favorite Panda Cub

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Zaslow | Posted 01.25.2014 | Good News

Bao Bao, the giant panda cub, is set to make her first public appearance at the Smithsonian's National Zoo on Saturday, according to the Associated Pr...

We're Head Over Paws In Love With These Tiger Cubs

The Huffington Post | Erin Ruberry | Posted 11.18.2013 | Green

The Smithsonian National Zoo's 15-week-old Sumatran tiger cubs, Sukacita and Bandar, made their public debut Monday and showed that two tiger cubs are...

The National Zoo Becomes The Happiest Spot In Washington As It Reopens After The Government Shutdown

The Huffington Post | Ethan Klapper | Posted 10.18.2013 | Politics

In a city bruised by the fierce partisan battles of the last few weeks, happiness abounded Friday as the Smithsonian National Zoo in Northwest Washing...

PHOTOS: Adorable Newborn Cubs In D.C. Zoo

The Huffington Post | Erin Ruberry | Posted 08.08.2013 | Green

Get ready to say "awww." Ready? 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Two Sumatran tiger cubs were born August 5 at th...

WATCH: Awww, Fishing Cat Kitten Plays With Mom In Pool

The Huffington Post | Erin Ruberry | Posted 08.01.2013 | Green

We thought the Smithsonian National Zoo's fishing cat kitten couldn't get much cuter than the time he was weighed in a bowl -- but we were wrong. ...

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...

PHOTOS: Zoo Animals Cool Off

The Huffington Post | Erin Ruberry | Posted 07.19.2013 | DC

It's hot enough outside as a human -- imagine if you were a three-ton elephant or a hairy Giant Panda! Keepers at Smithsonian's National Zoo emplo...

Shanthi The Harmonica Playing Elephant Can Toot Her Own Horn

The Huffington Post | Will Wrigley | Posted 07.17.2013 | DC

Now Shanthi the elephant can toot her own horn. A video of the Smithsonian National Zoo's Asian elephant playing a harmonica topped It's News To Yo...

Drinking Beer, For Rusty

The Huffington Post | Will Wrigley | Posted 07.12.2013 | DC

There were fake mustaches galore, temporary tattoos, plenty of beer and, of course, prairie dogs. This was not an animal-themed hipster party, but ...

PHOTOS: Rusty The Red Panda Is Back With Mate

Posted 07.09.2013 | DC

Rusty's back! Since his escape (!) from the National Zoo to one of D.C.'s more bar-filled neighborhoods in late June, Rusty the red panda has been ...

How Rusty The Red Panda Made His Great Escape

The Huffington Post | Will Wrigley | Posted 07.01.2013 | DC

Don't worry, folks, Rusty the red panda is a-okay. Only a few days after the Smithsonian National Zoo's newest red panda escaped from his enclosure...

Get Your Tix: Brew At The Zoo Event On July 11

The Huffington Post | Will Wrigley | Posted 06.27.2013 | DC

It's not really socially acceptable to drink beer and act like a monkey. Unless you're at the Smithsonian National Zoo's Brew at the Zoo event -- a...

Lookout! Red Panda Missing From National Zoo

The Huffington Post | Will Wrigley | Posted 06.24.2013 | DC

Update: Rusty the red panda has been found, the National Zoo confirmed via Twitter after the furry fellow was spotted in Adams Morgan. Rusty the r...

We Can't Get Enough Of Hank!

The Huffington Post | Will Wrigley | Posted 06.20.2013 | DC

Say hello to Hank, the National Zoo's sloth bear cub, born in December. (Hi Hank!) He's spent the last six months with his mother inside a den, whe...

Here's What Dinosaur Poop Looks Like

The Huffington Post | Erin Ruberry | Posted 06.13.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Are you ready to feast your eyes on a 65-million-year-old hunk of poop? A replica of Tyrannosaurus rex feces is en route to the Smit...

AWWWW Check Out D.C.'s New Red Panda!

The Huffington Post | Will Wrigley | Posted 06.12.2013 | DC

What's cuter than one red panda? Two red pandas! The National Zoo has a new resident, much to the delight of those who swoon at the sight of fur...

Spend The Night With This Guy

The Huffington Post | Erin Ruberry | Posted 06.05.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- It's no secret that we at HuffPost DC love Smithsonian's National Zoo. This charming, adorable, playful video promoting the zoo's new se...

LOOK: Painting Elephant Arrives In True D.C. Style

The Huffington Post | Erin Ruberry | Posted 05.24.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Washingtonians are used to presidential motorcades snarling afternoon traffic. But an elephant? Now that is something new! That's exa...

AWWWWW, Seals Enjoy New Home

The Huffington Post | Will Wrigley | Posted 05.20.2013 | DC

Gunther, Kara, Kjya, Luke and Squeegee have some new waterfront real estate. We're talking, of course, about seals at the National Zoo who recently...

In Honor Of Mother's Day, Zoo Moms And Babies

The Huffington Post | Erin Ruberry | Posted 05.10.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- CUTE ALERT. Don't say we didn't warn you. Just in time for Mother's Day, the Smithsonian National Zoo released photos of some of i...

New National Zoo Elephant's Hidden Talent

Posted 05.03.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The Smithsonian National Zoo will add an artist to its menagerie this summer when Bozie, a 37-year-old female Asian elephant, joins the ...

LOOK: Hi Hank!

Posted 05.03.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Say hello to Hank! The National Zoo let Facebook users choose the name of their newest sloth bear, and Hank it is. The four-month-old...

LOOK: Aw, Our Clouded Leopard Cubs Are Growing Up!

Posted 04.17.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The clouded leopard cubs born two months ago at the Smithsonian's Conservation Biology Institute in Front Royal, Va. are healthy, growin...