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Photo credit: Abby Wood, Smithsonian's National Zoo

National Zoo Will Extend Hours for Panda Cub’s Debut

The National Zoo is extending its hours for the giant panda house this weekend as panda cub Bao Bao makes her public debut.

01/15/2014

National Zoo Faces Criticism Over Animal Care

D.C. Police Seek 3 Suspects in Carjacking Near Zoo

District of Columbia police are trying to identify three people suspected in an armed carjacking near the National Zoo.

01/12/2014

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)

D.C. Panda Cub Bao Bao Growing as Expected

The National Zoo says panda cub Bao Bao is growing just as she should be.

01/07/2014

Bao Bao, the Giant Panda cub, is seen by the media for the first time Jan. 6, 2014 inside her glass enclosure at the Smithsonian's National Zoo in Washington, D.C., a few days before going on display to the general public. Bao Bao was born at the Smithsonian's National Zoo Aug. 2, 2013. (Photo credit: PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

National Zoo Prepares Bao Bao for Debut

The National Zoo is preparing panda cub Bao Bao for her public debut this month.

01/06/2014

The National Zoo's panda cub Bao Bao had a bowl of snow brought to her on Friday. (Photo from The National Zoo)

National Zoo Panda Cub Experiences Snow for 1st Time

The National Zoo’s panda cub got a chance to experience snow.

01/05/2014

National Zoo Faces Criticism Over Animal Care

Cheetahs Kill White-Tailed Deer at National Zoo

Two cheetahs at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo have met with some unexpected prey. The result was predictable.

12/27/2013

Workers return to the Washington Navy Yard.  (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

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12/27/2013

Photo credit: Abby Wood, Smithsonian's National Zoo

National Zoo Announced When Panda Cub Will Be On Display

The National Zoo’s has announced that its panda cub, Bao Bao, will be on public display starting Jan. 18.

12/18/2013

Photo credit: Abby Wood, Smithsonian's National Zoo

Panda Cub Bao Bao Meets Hugh Jackman

The National Zoo’s 3-month-old panda cub, Bao Bao, met a wolverine over the weekend.

12/16/2013

National Zoo Faces Criticism Over Animal Care

Zebra Attack at National Zoo Blamed on Human Error

Officials with the Smithsonian’s National Zoo say a zebra attack that seriously injured a veteran zookeeper was the result of human error.

12/13/2013

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