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Snowy scene in Lanham (credit: Chuck Carroll/All-News 99.1 WNEW)

Best Places For Winter Outdoor Adventures In Washington, D.C.

There’s no better place to be than D.C. during winter. Check out this list of the best places for winter outdoor adventures in D.C. and make this winter one to remember.

11/29/2014

Snowy scene in Lanham (credit: Chuck Carroll/All-News 99.1 WNEW)

Best Free Winter Activities For Families In Washington, D.C.

These free winter activities should be on your family’s to-do list this season.

11/28/2014

National Zoo Andean bear Billie Jean. (Credit: Mehgan Murphy, Smithsonian's National Zoo)

2 Andean Bear Cubs Born at the National Zoo

An Andean bear has given birth to two cubs at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo.

11/13/2014

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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

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