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Va. Zoo’s 5 Cheetah Cubs Go on Public Display

The public can now see the Richmond Metro Zoo’s cheetah cubs in person.

04/02/2014

A chimpanzee screeches from inside a cage. (Photo credit: SEYLLOU/AFP/Getty Images)

Roadside Zoos Object to Proposed Restrictions in Maryland

Three Maryland roadside zoos are objecting to a bill in the General Assembly that could bar them from obtaining new big cats, bears and primates.

02/27/2014

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Female Chimpanzee at Md. Zoo Dies

Officials at The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore say a 21-year-old female chimpanzee has been found dead in her quarters.

01/30/2014

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Outdoor Valentine’s Day Date Ideas

Get creative this Valentine’s Day with a date outdoors, no matter what climate you live in.

01/19/2014

National Zoo Faces Criticism Over Animal Care

Zebra Attack at National Zoo Blamed on Human Error

Officials with the Smithsonian’s National Zoo say a zebra attack that seriously injured a veteran zookeeper was the result of human error.

12/13/2013

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

DC Zoo: Mei Xiang Showing Signs of Possible Pregnancy

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

07/30/2013

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

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Zoos in Md., Calif. Bet on Outcome of Super Bowl

Call it monkeying around, but two zoos now have a small stake in the outcome of the Super Bowl after a bet that’s a little wild.

01/31/2013

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USDA: No Wrongdoing in Va. Zoo Tiger Attack

A suburban Richmond zoo has been cleared of any wrongdoing stemming from a deadly tiger attack last year.

01/15/2013

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Best Way To Spend A Fall Day With The Family In DC

With the colors of the trees changing, and the tremendous heat wave D.C. saw this summer finally abating, families may once again step out to enjoy outdoor activities together. The five best ways to spend a fall day, all selected specially for families, include visiting D.C.’s Giant Panda Habitat and the Asia Trail exhibits at the Smithsonian National Zoo, apple picking at Butlers Orchard, hiking along the kid-friendly Limberlost Trail, and visiting Discovery Theater and the National Air and Space Museum.

09/21/2012

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