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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...

'Lazy' Out-Of-Shape American Panda Tai Shan Retrained To Chinese Standards

slate.com | | Brian Palmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

When Tai Shan, the Washington-born panda formerly known to the Internet as "Butterstick," was repatriated to China this past winter, the National Zoo ...

Snow Way! The Forecasters Got it Right!

Tamar Abrams | Posted 02.06.2010 | Media
Tamar Abrams

I awoke this morning to a scene that the Donner Party would have recognized. Where I know I parked my car there is a mound of white. Two feet of snow and it's still coming down.

Tai Shan, Mei Lan: Pandas Leave US Zoos For China

AP | BRETT ZONGKER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON — They were treated like pop idols – except for being stuck in travel crates. Adoring crowds and television viewers watched Th...

Panda Tai Shan's Departure Hard On Fans (VIDEO): 'I'm Not Even Sure How I'm Gonna Handle This Yet'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Some are taking panda Tai Shan's farewell harder than others. Tai Shan, who is being sent to China as part of a long-standing agreement, gained some d...

Panda Tai Shan's Farewell Party (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The National Zoo's treasure, giant panda Tai Shan, is departing for China on Feb. 4, and the Washington, D.C. zoo made sure to send him off in style, ...