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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.


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.


(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.


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

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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.


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.


(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.


(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.


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.


Photo Credit: Thinkstock

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.





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