Panda Cam

(Credit: David Galen, Smithsonian’s National Zoo)

Nat’l Zoo Explains Why Bao Bao is Spending Christmas Eve in a Tree

Bao Bao, the National Zoo’s beloved baby panda, is spending her Christmas Eve hiding in a tree in her enclosure after she touched a “hot wire” yesterday.


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.


Tourists gather at the Martin Luther King Memorial one day after a bipartisan bill was passed by the House and the Senate to reopen the government and raise the debt limit, on October 17, 2013 in Washington, DC. President Obama signed the bill into law, that will fund the government until January 15, 2014 and allow the government to pay bills until February 7, 2014.  (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Panda Cam Returns as D.C. Memorials, Museums Reopen After Shutdown

Monuments and museums in Washington are reopening Thursday after President Obama signed a bill late Wednesday to end the government shutdown and push back the debt ceiling.


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.


Giant panda Tian Tian at the National Zoo. (Connor Mallon/Smithsonian’s National Zoo)

National Zoo’s Panda Cams Back Online

Fans of the zoo’s giant pandas, Mei Xiang and Tian Tian, can stream live video on any computer, tablet or mobile device without having to refresh the page.


Archive image of Giant Panda (credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Video: Baby Panda Squeals at National Zoo

The National Zoo’s newest addition is saying ‘hi.’ The newly born panda cub delighted Panda Cam viewers Thursday morning as it squealed while its mother, Mei Xiang, picked it up and began grooming it.