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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

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.

08/25/2013

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.

08/24/2013

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.

08/15/2013

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.

08/06/2013

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.

07/30/2013

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.

06/24/2013

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.

04/10/2013

Tian Tian, the 275-pound male giant panda at the Smithsonian National Zoological Park, moves around in his outdoor enclosure the day after the death of a six-day-old panda cub at the zoo.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

National Zoo Performs Insemination On Giant Panda

A Chinese veterinarian has performed an artificial insemination on the National Zoo’s female giant panda, Mei Xiang, as she attempts to conceive for the second time in a year.

03/30/2013

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

Panda Breeding Season Arrives at the National Zoo

The National Zoo says breeding season has arrived for the giant pandas after a cub was born last year but died six days later.

03/27/2013

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