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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

Photo credit: The Smithsonian's National Zoo

National Zoo: Cheetah Mom Dead at 13

The National Zoo in Washington says its female cheetah named Tumai has died.

07/21/2013

(Connor Mallon, Smithsonian’s National Zoo)

The National Zoo Gets A New Addition

A new Asian elephant has arrived at the National Zoo in Washington, reuniting her with another elephant she once lived with in Sri Lanka.

05/22/2013