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Gas Leak Prompts Brief Closure of National Zoo

The National Zoo in Washington says it’s reopening after a gas leak in an administrative building prompted a brief closure.

09/26/2014

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Bison Return to Collection at National Zoo in D.C.

American bison have returned to the National Zoo in Washington after inspiring the park’s creation in the 1880s.

08/28/2014

(Photo: Photo: Connor Mallon, Smithsonian's National Zoo)

National Zoo To Celebrate Bao Bao’s First Birthday

It seems like just yesterday that we got the news that the National Zoo’s giant panda Mei Xiang gave birth to a healthy cub after months of pregnancy speculation.

08/22/2014

Shama the red panda was a mate of Rusty. (Photo from Smithsonian National Zoo)

National Zoo’s Red Panda, Shama, Dies After Brain Disorder

The National Zoo says a female red panda has been euthanized at a conservation center in Virginia after suffering brain swelling.

08/18/2014

The Smithsonian Institution Arts and Industries Building (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Smithsonian Museums, Zoo Battle For ‘Most Iconic’ Title

LANHAM, Md. (WNEW) — Smithsonian organizations are engaging in some serious smack talk as they battle to win the “most iconic” title during the Smithsonian Summer Showdown. Objects (and Bao Bao the panda cub) were […]

08/14/2014

Bao Bao, the Giant Panda cub, is seen by the media for the first time Jan. 6, 2014. (Photo credit: PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

DC Zoo Plans Party For Panda’s Birthday

It’s panda party time at the National Zoo in Washington.

08/02/2014

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Zoo Euthanizes Sulawesi Macaque Named Spock

The National Zoo says it has euthanized its Sulawesi macaque, the last of a group donated to the zoo almost two decades ago.

07/18/2014

(Photo credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Metro Unveils Special SmarTrip Cards For Nat’l Zoo’s 125th Anniversary

To celebrate the Smithsonian National Zoo’s 125th anniversary, Metro has released four special edition SmarTrip cards.

06/26/2014

Maharani is Kamala’s daughter. She was born at the Calgary Zoo on July 14, 1990. She’s the tallest of the three. (Credit: Bill Quayle/Calgary Zoo)

National Zoo to Debut 3 New Asian Elephants

The National Zoo is adding three new Asian elephants to its herd, and they will make their public debut this week.

06/22/2014

(Photo credit: ULI DECK/AFP/Getty Images)

National Zoo Lovers Decry Loss of Invertebrates

Some lovers of the National Zoo in Washington have gotten their backbones up over the impending shutdown of an invertebrate exhibit.

06/20/2014

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