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

The Top Local News Stories of ’13

The Top Local News Stories of ’13

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

(Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

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

(Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Animal Care Questioned at National Zoo Amid Cuts

The Smithsonian’s National Zoo has found serious problems with its animal care and management of various creatures kept in the Cheetah Conservation Station over the past year, and the zoo’s director said Thursday that he is looking at changes to the operation amid budget cuts.

12/12/2013

Przewalski horses (credit: PATRICK PLEUL/AFP/Getty Images)

Rare Przewalski’s Horse Dies at National Zoo Facility

The National Zoo says a rare horse foal has died at its Conservation Biology Institute.

12/12/2013

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Best Places To Take Photos With Santa In Washington DC

‘Tis the season to be jolly, and search for a place to take a picture with Santa. Consider these DC destinations for the best places to take photos with Santa.

12/06/2013

Giant panda Tian Tian painting in November 2011. (Photo credit: Smithsonian’s National Zoo)

Nat’l Zoo Requests Holiday Donations for Animal Enrichment

You may remember Robert Griffin III and his fiancee receiving all the items on their wedding registry from fans this past spring. Well, now there is another opportunity to buy a D.C. celebrity gifts.

11/30/2013

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Best Activities For Kids In Washington DC Over Thanksgiving Weekend

There are plenty of places to go and fun things to do in DC over the Thanksgiving weekend. Grab the kids and head over to one of these locations before they even think the words, “I’m bored!”

11/22/2013

The giant panda cub at Smithsonian’s National Zoo grew a lot during the 16-day federal government shutdown. During that time, the panda cam was off and the Smithsonian did not post updates or pictures on their website, Facebook or Twitter. (credit: Smithsonian's National Zoo)

D.C.’s Panda Cub Takes First Steps

The giant panda cub at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo has taken its first steps.

11/19/2013

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