Rusty

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 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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