Mei Xiang

Photo credit: Abby Wood, Smithsonian's National Zoo

National Zoo Announced When Panda Cub Will Be On Display

The National Zoo’s has announced that its panda cub, Bao Bao, will be on public display starting Jan. 18.

12/18/2013

The giant panda cub at Smithsonian’s National Zoo grew a lot during the 16-day federal government shutdown. During that time, the panda cam was off and the Smithsonian did not post updates or pictures on their website, Facebook or Twitter. (credit: Smithsonian's National Zoo)

Voting Begins for Naming the Nat’l Zoo Panda Cub

It’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.

11/05/2013

The giant panda cub at Smithsonian’s National Zoo grew a lot during the 16-day federal government shutdown. During that time, the panda cam was off and the Smithsonian did not post updates or pictures on their website, Facebook or Twitter. (credit: Smithsonian's National Zoo)

VIDEO: Panda Cub Has Grown Considerably Since Shutdown Began

While 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.

10/20/2013

The panda cub at the National Zoo in D.C. (Photo from Smithsonian National Zoo)

Panda Cub Undergoes Full Vet Exam at D.C.’s National Zoo

The panda cub at the National Zoo in Washington hit another milestone this week.

09/26/2013

File photo of the giant panda cub born at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo. (credit: Smithsonian's National Zoo)

VIDEO: Nat’l Zoo Panda Cub Is Now 4 Weeks Old

The National Zoo’s panda cub is four weeks old as of Friday, according to caretakers.

09/22/2013

The giant panda cub born at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo received a clean bill of health from veterinarians at the National Zoo three and a half weeks after her birth.  It was her first full checkup. (credit: Smithsonian's National Zoo)

Giant Panda Cub Fit As A Fiddle After First Full Checkup

The National Zoo’s giant panda cub has been given a clean bill of health after its first veterinarian exam.

09/18/2013

(Photo courtesy of Courtney Janney/Smithsonian's National Zoo)

Giant Panda Cub Fit As A Fiddle After First Full Checkup

The National Zoo’s panda cub had her first full vet exam Monday, and handlers say she weighs just under 2 pounds.

09/17/2013

(Photo credit: National Zoo)

Zoo Releases Latest Footage of Panda Cub

The latest video of D.C.’s hottest celebrity is out. That would be the zoo’s nearly three-week-old panda cub, of course.

09/11/2013

Tian Tian (credit: Kevin Patrick/All-News 99.1 WNEW)

Zoo: Giant Panda Cub is a Girl, Tian Tian is the Father

The Smithsonian’s National Zoo says the 2-week-old giant panda cub is a girl and her father is Tian Tian (tee-YEN tee-YEN).

09/05/2013

Photo credit: Courtney Janney, Smithsonian National Zoo

National Zoo: Panda Cub Shows Markings

Mei Xiang’s cub is now showing some markings, making the less than two-week old cup appear more like a panda, than a stick of butter.

09/01/2013

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