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National Zoo: Smaller of Twin Panda Cubs Has Died

The smaller of two panda cubs born at the National Zoo Saturday has died, zoo officials say.

08/26/2015

Bao Bao eats a frozen fruitsicle cake during her second birthday at the National Zoo in D.C. (credit: Smithsonian's National Zoo)

National Zoo Celebrates Panda Cub Bao Bao’s Second Birthday

They grow up so fast! The National Zoo is celebrating giant panda cub Bao Bao’s second birthday Sunday.

08/23/2015

One of Mei Xiang's twin panda cubs. (Credit: Smithsonian's National Zoo)

Zookeepers Optimistic About Survival Chances for Twin Pandas

Officials at the National Zoo say they’re optimistic about the chances that twin giant panda cubs will survive thanks in part to a technique developed by panda breeders in China.

08/23/2015

(Credit: The National Zoo)

National Zoo Vets Think Giant Panda is Pregnant Again

“Panda watch” continues after National Zoo officials say they believe the mother of nearly 2-year-old giant panda Bao Bao is pregnant again.

08/19/2015

Mei Xiang at the National Zoo. (Credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Is She Pregnant? National Zoo Says Panda’s Hormones Rising

Officials say the hormone levels of the Washington’s National Zoo’s adult female panda are rising, but they don’t know if she is pregnant.

08/10/2015

One crafty panda at a Chinese zoo faked pregnancy symptoms to get better living conditions, according to experts. (ALAIN JOCARD/AFP/Getty Images)

Panda ‘Fakes Pregnancy’ To Get Special Privileges At Zoo

One crafty panda at a Chinese zoo faked pregnancy symptoms to get better living conditions, according to experts.

07/31/2015

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

D.C.’s Panda Cub Bao Bao Turns 18 Months Old, Nears Milestone

The National Zoo’s panda cub Bao Bao (bow-bow) turned 18 months old Monday and neared a major milestone.

02/23/2015

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)

DC Zoo Plans Party For Panda’s Birthday

It’s panda party time at the National Zoo in Washington.

08/02/2014

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)

Smithsonian’s ‘Panda Guy’: Pandas Are Just Average Animals, But Your Love For Them Is Saving The World

Bill McShea is an ecologist who has worked at the National Zoo’s facility in Front Royal, Virginia, since 1986. He is also the Smithsonian’s “panda guy.”

06/06/2014

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

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