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Giant panda Mei Xiang gives birth to twin cubs on Aug. 22. (credit: Smithsonian's National Zoo)

Remaining Panda Cub Healthy at National Zoo After Twin Dies

Animal keepers say the National Zoo’s remaining newborn panda cub is healthy and was active and nursing through the night after the cub’s smaller twin died.

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National Zoo: Smaller of Twin Panda Cubs Has Died

The smaller of two panda cubs born at the National Zoo Saturday has died, zoo officials say.


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PETA Criticizes National Zoo’s Panda-Rearing Methods

PETA is taking issue with the National Zoo’s methods for rearing the newborn panda cubs.


Giant panda Mei Xiang gave birth to twin cubs at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo on Aug. 22. (credit: Smithsonian's National Zoo)

Zoo: Panda Cubs Doing Well, Challenging Night For Caretakers

The National Zoo says two panda cubs born Saturday are doing well, but their caretakers had a challenging night.


Bao Bao eats a frozen fruitsicle cake during her second birthday at the National Zoo in D.C. (credit: Smithsonian's National Zoo)

National Zoo Celebrates Panda Cub Bao Bao’s Second Birthday

They grow up so fast! The National Zoo is celebrating giant panda cub Bao Bao’s second birthday Sunday.


One of Mei Xiang's twin panda cubs. (Credit: Smithsonian's National Zoo)

Zookeepers Optimistic About Survival Chances for Twin Pandas

Officials 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.


One of Mei Xiang's twin panda cubs. (Credit: Smithsonian's National Zoo)

National Zoo: Panda Mei Xiang Gives Birth to Twins

It’s double trouble for the National Zoo after its adult female panda gave birth to twins.


(Credit: The National Zoo)

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.


Mei Xiang at the National Zoo. (Credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

D.C. Zoo’s Den Surrounding Possibly Pregnant Panda Closed

Officials at Washington’s National Zoo have closed part of the panda habitat to the public because the zoo’s adult female panda is entering the final stages of a possible pregnancy.


(Photo: Amy Enchelmeyer/Smithsonian’s National Zoo)

5 Endangered Cuban Crocodiles Hatch at National Zoo in D.C.

Smithsonian officials say five critically endangered Cuban crocodiles have hatched at the National Zoo’s Reptile Discovery Center.