(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.


(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.


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.


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

Mei Xiang Delivers Two Cubs — One Healthy, One Stillborn

A panda at Washington’s National Zoo that has been tending to her squealing newborn cub also gave birth to a stillborn cub Saturday that wasn’t fully formed and was never alive outside the womb, a zoo official said.


File photo of giant panda Mei Xiang.  (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

DC Zoo Hopes To Get Closer Look At Day-Old Panda

A team of caretakers at Washington’s National Zoo hopes to get the first close look at a day-old panda cub during an exam planned for Saturday.


Mei Xiang. (Photo credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

National Zoo On Panda Watch

Mei Xiang is in labor. The panda’s water broke and she is starting to have contractions. National Zoo officials say she could give birth in the next few hours.


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

D.C. Zoo: Panda Behavior Hints at Possible Pregnancy

The Smithsonian’s National Zoo says its female giant panda is showing behavioral changes and is focused on building her nest as animal keepers watch for a possible pregnancy.


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

DC Zoo Temporarily Closing Part Of Panda House

The Smithsonian’s National Zoo has closed part of its panda house because its female giant panda may be pregnant.


This photo shows Rusty the red panda. Rusty's mate, Shama, died Aug. 16. (Photo credit: The National Zoo)

Rusty the Red Panda Makes His Return

Rusty the Red Panda will make his much anticipated return to his exhibit Tuesday morning.


Mei Xiang. (Photo credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Panda Baby Watch — Who’s the Daddy?

Ever since scientists detected a rise in giant panda Mei Xiang’s urinary estrogens on March 26, the National Zoo has been abuzz with talk of another baby for the 14-year-old bear.