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Zebra Bites National Zoo Keeper, Gazelle Dies

The National Zoo says a zebra bit a keeper and a nearby gazelle possibly spooked by the incident has been found dead.

11/18/2013

The National Zoo's panda cub gets weighed and measured Oct. 29. (credit: Smithsonian's National Zoo)

Panda Cub at National Zoo Now Weighs Nearly 10 Pounds

The National Zoo says its female giant panda cub now weighs almost 10 pounds.

11/16/2013

Animals At In The Brookfield Zoo Try To Beat The Summer Heat

Nat’l Zoo’s First Species Making a Comeback

The National Zoo is currently home to about 2,000 animals from 400 different species, but it had to start somewhere.

11/10/2013

Now it its 65th year, 34th Street has become known as 'Christmas Street' for it elaborate decorations. (credit: Gregg Micklos/All-News 99.1 WNEW)

Best Unique Holiday Experiences For Kids In Washington DC

From the lighting of the national Christmas tree to a candlelight tour of our founding father’s grand estate, there is no better place for a family to be than the nation’s capital during the holidays.

11/08/2013

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Nat’l Zoo’s Tiger Cubs Pass Swim Test

Both of the National Zoo’s tiger cubs have passed their swim test.

11/06/2013

The National Zoo's panda cub gets weighed and measured Oct. 29. (credit: Smithsonian's National Zoo)

Giant Panda Cub Eyes Open, Spending Time Apart From Mom

The National Zoo says its female giant panda cub is growing quickly and is spending more time away from her mother.

10/31/2013

The National Zoo's panda cub had a medical exam and got her first vaccine on Oct. 23. (credit: Smithsonian's National Zoo)

Panda Cub Is Crawling, Handled Her First Vaccine Well

The National Zoo’s panda cub is growing fast.

10/23/2013

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)

VIDEO: Panda Cub Has Grown Considerably Since Shutdown Began

While the partial federal government shutdown dragged on for nearly three weeks, a lot was going on at Smithsonian’s National Zoo although it was closed.

10/20/2013

The National Zoo's unnamed panda cub. (Photo by Courtney Janney/Smithsonian's National Zoo)

National Zoo Reopens to Visitors After Shutdown

A day after most furloughed federal employees went back to work — and the popular “panda cam” was turned back on — the Smithsonian’s National Zoo is open to visitors again.

10/18/2013

Giant Panda Cub seen near its mother. (credit: Smithsonian's National Zoo)

Beloved Panda Cam Becomes Casualty of Government Shutdown

The National Zoo’s beloved panda cam and all other live animal cameras from the zoo have gone dark with the government shutdown.

10/01/2013

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