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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

Bao Bao, the Giant Panda cub at the National Zoo in Washington, D.C. (Photo credit: PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

Bao Bao the Panda Makes Public Debut at National Zoo

The National Zoo has extended its hours this weekend for the giant panda house as Bao Bao (bow bow) makes her public debut. Saturday is the first chance for the public to see the 5-month-old cub.

01/18/2014

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

(Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

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

(Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

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

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