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panda cub, Bao Bao, Smithsonian National Zoo

GASP! Bao Bao Comes in 2nd Place in International Giant Panda Awards

Super fans of the National Zoo’s youngest giant panda may be feeling a little upset after Bao Bao came in second place in the “panda personality” category of the 2014 Giant Panda Zoo Awards last week.

01/28/2015

(Screenshot Courtesy of Smithsonian's National Zoo)

Baby Panda Bao Bao Enjoys First Snow

Snowfall 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.

01/06/2015

(Credit: David Galen, Smithsonian’s National Zoo)

Nat’l Zoo Explains Why Bao Bao is Spending Christmas Eve in a Tree

Bao Bao, the National Zoo’s beloved baby panda, is spending her Christmas Eve hiding in a tree in her enclosure after she touched a “hot wire” yesterday.

12/24/2014

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

(Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

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

(Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

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

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