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Awwww, Great Apes Celebrate Independence Day!

Posted 07.08.2013 | DC

Humans weren't the only primates enjoying Independence Day this year in Washington. The National Zoo's gorillas and orangutans also got some July 4th ...

Meet The National Zoo's New Baby Clouded Leopards

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 04.12.2013 | DC

This kind of cute can (almost) make you forget about the impending sequester! Check out these impossibly adorable photos of the National Zoo's new ...

Join the Pizza Party at the National Zoo

Jamie Davis Smith | Posted 12.27.2012 | DC
Jamie Davis Smith

Countless children in the D.C. area have spent countless happy hours playing at the National Zoo's Kids' Farm and Pizza Playground. A renovated playground will continue to allow children to explore conservation concepts through hands-on play.

Zoo: Andean Bear Pregnant With 2 Cubs

Posted 12.09.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- In August, the National Zoo's 20-year-old male Andean bear, Nikki, was euthanized after a year's struggle with cancer. The zoo announ...

PHOTOS: 500,000 Colorful LED Lights Dazzle Zoo

Posted 11.27.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The Smithsonian's National Zoo will be brighter for longer than ever before. Now in its sixth year, the ZooLights holiday spectacle will...

Bright Lights, Holiday Sights At National Zoo (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Rachel Tepper | Posted 12.15.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Have you noticed the bright lights in Woodley Park? For the fifth year in a row, the Smithsonian's National Zoo is hosting ZooLights, a ...

This Week in Animals: Blended Families, Panda Porn, Marching Penguins And More! (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Barbara Fenig | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The HuffPost Green page showcased some wild animal stories this week including scientific studies, animal videos and remarkable photos. Don't forget t...

A Day At The Smithsonian's National Zoo In Washington DC (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Barbara Fenig | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The Smithsonian's National Zoo in Washington DC hosts an incredible variety of animal life, including native American alligators, orangutans, Sumatran...

Join The Panda Birthday Party (SLIDESHOW)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Tai Shan the panda goes after a cake made for his fourth birthday celebration at the Smithsonian's National Zoo in Washington, DC. Tai Shan was presen...