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Is It Wrong For Zoo Restaurants To Serve Meat?

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 03.19.2014 | Green

Is it weird to eat a hamburger at the same zoo where you just pet a cow, or cooed over a panda? It's natural to wonder about zoos and ethics after ...

Boy With Asperger's Finds Friend In Zoo's Sea Lion

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 03.02.2014 | Good News

It's clear that this little boy is having one fantastic day, hanging out with a frisky, friendly sea lion at the National Zoo: "This is the bes...

Snowy Owl Is Hit By Bus In Downtown D.C., Taken To National Zoo For Treatment

AP | Posted 04.01.2014 | Green

WASHINGTON (AP) — A rare snowy owl recently searching for food in the nation's capital and perching at The Washington Post was apparently hit by a b...

So, If A Deer Can Get Into The Cheetah Enclosure, Does That Mean The Cheetahs Can Get Out?

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green

Last week, the National Zoo's cheetah siblings Carmelita and Justin got a post-Christmas treat when a hapless deer hopped into their enclosure. Zoo...

Unfortunate Deer Hops Into Cheetah Enclosure At National Zoo

AP | Posted 12.28.2013 | Green

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two cheetahs at the Smithsonian's National Zoo came across unexpected prey and the result was predictable. Zoo officials say a wh...

This Is The Reason For Recent Animal Deaths At National Zoo, Director Says

Posted 01.25.2014 | Green

The director of the National Zoo told the Washington Post that recent issues with exotic animals at the facility, including a spate of recent deaths, ...

All Of The Lights

MiniTime | Posted 01.25.2014 | Travel
MiniTime

Want a surefire way to brighten your holiday season this year? Some of the best zoos around the country are upping the merrymaking ante. Here's a look at some of the best of the bunch.

Zebra Bites Zookeeper, Then Things Get Even Worse

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 11.19.2013 | Green

Let's hope your week started off better than this. A rare gazelle named after a fitness guru died at the National Zoo on Monday. Zookeepers think t...

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...

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...

The Government Might Shut Down, But Your Social Life Doesn't Have To

The Huffington Post | Erin Ruberry | Posted 09.30.2013 | Travel

WASHINGTON -- If the federal government shuts down at midnight, it's not just federal workers who will feel the effects. Tourists visiting Washington,...

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...

PHOTOS: The National Zoo's OTHER Babies

Posted 08.27.2013 | Green

The National Zoo's baby panda has been getting a lot of attention lately, but the zoo's other new residents are still pretty adorable. These precoc...

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...

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. ...

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...

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...

Zoo Does Its Damndest To Stop More Red Panda Escapes

AP | BRETT ZONGKER | Posted 09.15.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- A red panda's escape and wanderings through residential sidewalks and backyards last month has prompted a new plan to inspect trees, bus...

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 ...

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...

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...