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National Zoo Celebrates Panda Cub Bao Bao's Second BirthdayThey grow up so fast! The National Zoo is celebrating giant panda cub Bao Bao's second birthday Sunday.
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.
National Zoo Vets Think Giant Panda is Pregnant Again"Panda watch" continues after National Zoo officials say they believe the mother of nearly 2-year-old giant panda Bao Bao is pregnant again.
National Zoo Panda Cub Bao Bao and Mom Mei Xiang SeparatedBeloved National Zoo panda cub Bao Bao may only be 18 months old, but it's time for her mom, Mei Xiang, to be an empty-nester, the zoo says.
Smithsonian's 'Panda Guy': Pandas Are Just Average Animals, But Your Love For Them Is Saving The WorldBill McShea is an ecologist who has worked at the National Zoo's facility in Front Royal, Virginia, since 1986. He is also the Smithsonian's "panda guy."
PHOTOS: Nat'l Zoo Panda Cub Spends Her First Morning OutsideThe National Zoo's panda cub, Bao Bao, is out and about in her mother's outdoor enclosure for the first time Tuesday.
National Zoo Will Extend Hours for Panda Cub's Debut The National Zoo is extending its hours for the giant panda house this weekend as panda cub Bao Bao makes her public debut.
National Zoo Prepares Bao Bao for DebutThe National Zoo is preparing panda cub Bao Bao for her public debut this month.
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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.
Voting Begins for Naming the Nat'l Zoo Panda CubIt's election day in Maryland and Virginia, but today also marks the first day of voting for what to name the National Zoo's panda cub.