D.C. Philanthropist Pledges $4.5 Million for Panda ResearchPhilanthropist David Rubenstein pledges a second $4.5 million gift to support giant panda research, conservation efforts and upgrades to their habitat.
D.C. Philanthropist Pledges $4.5 Million for Panda ResearchPhilanthropist David Rubenstein is doing his part to ensure that the successful giant panda breeding program at the Smithsonian's National Zoo will continue, pledging a second $4.5 million gift to support research, conservation efforts in China and upgrades to the zoo's panda habitat.
Zookeepers Optimistic About Survival Chances for Twin PandasOfficials at the National Zoo say they're optimistic about the chances that twin giant panda cubs will survive thanks in part to a technique developed by panda breeders in China.
National Zoo: Panda Mei Xiang Gives Birth to TwinsIt's double trouble for the National Zoo after its adult female panda gave birth to twins.
Baby Panda Bao Bao Enjoys First SnowSnowfall lights up the eyes of many kids, and kids-at-heart, and a new video from the Smithsonian's National Zoo shows baby giant pandas also enjoy the white stuff.
National Zoo Announced When Panda Cub Will Be On DisplayThe National Zoo's has announced that its panda cub, Bao Bao, will be on public display starting Jan. 18.
D.C.'s Panda Cub Finally Gets Her NameWith the growing anticipation, the 100 day wait is finally over, the Smithsonian's National Zoo has finally named the female giant panda cub after receiving more than 123,000 votes online from the public -- and her name is Bao Bao.
Nat'l Zoo Requests Holiday Donations for Animal EnrichmentYou may remember Robert Griffin III and his fiancee receiving all the items on their wedding registry from fans this past spring. Well, now there is another opportunity to buy a D.C. celebrity gifts.
Giant Panda Cub Eyes Open, Spending Time Apart From MomThe National Zoo says its female giant panda cub is growing quickly and is spending more time away from her mother.
VIDEO: Panda Cub Has Grown Considerably Since Shutdown BeganWhile the partial federal government shutdown dragged on for nearly three weeks, a lot was going on at Smithsonian's National Zoo although it was closed.
Get Your Panda Fix If The Panda Cam Goes Dark During ShutdownOfficials say the Smithsonian's National Zoo panda cam and all other live animal cameras will go dark in the event of a government shutdown. The zoo will be closed to visitors as well.
Giant Panda Cub Fit As A Fiddle After First Full CheckupThe National Zoo's giant panda cub has been given a clean bill of health after its first veterinarian exam.