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A snowy owl sits on the awning of an office building in downtown Washington, D.C. on Jan. 22, 2014. Snowy Owls, reportedly found in the northern circumpolar region, are a rare sighting in the D.C. area. (Photo credit: EVA HAMBACH/AFP/Getty Images)

Post-Rehab, Injured Snowy Owl Ready to be Released

A rare snowy owl that gained national attention when it was apparently hit by a bus in the nation’s capital is scheduled to be released into the wild after a rehab stint in Minnesota.

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Giant panda cub Bao Bao ventured outside with her mom Mei Xiang April 1. (Photo credit: Devin Murphy, Smithsonian's National Zoo)

PHOTOS: Nat’l Zoo Panda Cub Spends Her First Morning Outside

The National Zoo’s panda cub, Bao Bao, is out and about in her mother’s outdoor enclosure for the first time Tuesday.

04/01/2014

The sloth bear cub at one week old. (Photo: Stacey Tabellario, Smithsonian's National Zoo)

National Zoo Saves Sloth Bear Cub After 2 Eaten

Animal keepers at the National Zoo have saved a sloth bear cub after two others were eaten by the mother.

03/21/2014

Kids talk Father's Day

Best Spring Break Activities for Kids in Washington, D.C.

Now that spring is just around the corner, here are a few fun and entertaining events for the kids and the kid in you.

03/14/2014

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National Zoo Welcomes 2nd Litter of Lion Cubs In As Many Months

The National Zoo says March “came in like a lion” as four lion cubs were born March 2.

03/04/2014

Lopez Studios Summer Camp

Best Summer Day Camps in the D.C. Area

The DC metro area has a day camp to suit any child’s interests.

02/21/2014

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Best Kids’ Valentine’s Day Activities in Washington, D.C.

Valentine’s Day isn’t always about the romantic date night – children can be included as well.

02/14/2014

Rusty the Red Panda. (Photo credit: The National Zoo)

National Zoo Sends Red Pandas to Virginia for Breeding

The National Zoo has moved its red pandas, including one that escaped last year, to the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute in Virginia for breeding.

01/30/2014

A snowy owl sits on the awning of an office building in downtown Washington, D.C. on Jan. 22, 2014. Snowy Owls, reportedly found in the northern circumpolar region, are a rare sighting in the D.C. area. (Photo credit: EVA HAMBACH/AFP/Getty Images)

Snowy Owl Hit By Bus in D.C., Taken to National Zoo

The National Zoo says a snowy owl spotted around downtown Washington, including a perch at The Washington Post this week, has been hit by a bus, rescued and treated by veterinarians at the zoo.

01/30/2014

On Jan. 24, the National Zoo’s 10-year-old lion Nababiep gave birth to a litter of cubs. (Photo credit: Smithsonian's National Zoo)

Lion Cubs Born at the National Zoo

An African lioness at Smithsonian’s National Zoo in D.C. gave birth to a litter of cubs Friday.

01/27/2014

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