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Shama the red panda was a mate of Rusty. (Photo from Smithsonian National Zoo)

National Zoo’s Red Panda, Shama, Dies After Brain Disorder

The National Zoo says a female red panda has been euthanized at a conservation center in Virginia after suffering brain swelling.

08/18/2014

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

National Zoo Sends Red Pandas to Virginia for Breeding

The National Zoo has moved its red pandas, including one that escaped last year, to the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute in Virginia for breeding.

01/30/2014

Giant panda Tian Tian painting in November 2011. (Photo credit: Smithsonian’s National Zoo)

Nat’l Zoo Requests Holiday Donations for Animal Enrichment

You may remember Robert Griffin III and his fiancee receiving all the items on their wedding registry from fans this past spring. Well, now there is another opportunity to buy a D.C. celebrity gifts.

11/30/2013

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

National Zoo Taking No Chances of Another Escape

The National Zoo has been inspecting vegetation around all of its exhibits to ensure animal enclosures are secure after the great escape of a young male red panda last month.

07/16/2013

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