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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)

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

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.

01/06/2014

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.

01/05/2014

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)

Voting Begins for Naming the Nat’l Zoo Panda Cub

It’s election day in Maryland and Virginia, but today also marks the first day of voting for what to name the National Zoo’s panda cub.

11/05/2013

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

File photo of the giant panda cub born at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo. (credit: Smithsonian's National Zoo)

VIDEO: Nat’l Zoo Panda Cub Is Now 4 Weeks Old

The National Zoo’s panda cub is four weeks old as of Friday, according to caretakers.

09/22/2013

(Photo courtesy of Courtney Janney/Smithsonian's National Zoo)

Giant Panda Cub Fit As A Fiddle After First Full Checkup

The National Zoo’s panda cub had her first full vet exam Monday, and handlers say she weighs just under 2 pounds.

09/17/2013

(Photo credit: National Zoo)

Zoo Releases First Video of Panda Cub Since Birth

Well, one thing can be said for the newborn panda cub at the National Zoo. It sure has a good set of lungs.

08/29/2013

Photo credit: Courtney Janney, Smithsonian National Zoo

Protective Panda Mom Prevents 2nd Exam of Cub

Attempts by the panda team at the National Zoo to distract new mom Mei Xiang so they could examine her newborn cub Tuesday were unsuccessful.

08/27/2013

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