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Photo credit: Devin Murphy/Smithsonian's National Zoo

National Zoo Panda Cub Bao Bao and Mom Mei Xiang Separated

Beloved National Zoo panda cub Bao Bao may only be 18 months old, but it’s time for her mom, Mei Xiang, to be an empty-nester, the zoo says.

03/04/2015

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

D.C.’s Panda Cub Bao Bao Turns 18 Months Old, Nears Milestone

The National Zoo’s panda cub Bao Bao (bow-bow) turned 18 months old Monday and neared a major milestone.

02/23/2015

Bao Bao and her mother. (Photo: Abby Wood/Smithsonian's National Zoo)

Panda Cub Bao Bao Approaches Milestone of Living Separately

Giant panda cub Bao Bao is nearing a major milestone at the National Zoo and will soon begin living separately from her mother.

02/21/2015

mole rat

E-Adopt a Naked Mole Rat From the National Zoo For Your Valentine

Is your honey an animal lover? The National Zoo has a few special Valentine’s Day offers that could tug at their heartstrings.

02/11/2015

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

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