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Four lion cubs born at the National Zoo (Video)

March came in like a lion at the Smithsonian National Zoo, which welcomed four African lion cubs earlier this week.

Wednesday - 03/05/2014, 09:24am EST

Tags: Smithsonian National Zoo, lion cubs, Great Cats exhibit, lions

National Zoo celebrates 125th birthday

It was 125 years ago that President Grover Cleveland signed the bill establishing the National Zoo.

Sunday - 03/02/2014, 04:44am EST

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Otters live it up on a snow day (Video)

People aren't the only ones who have fun on snow days -- North American river otters Konrad and Niko at the National Zoo had a blast as well.

Friday - 02/14/2014, 10:50am EST

Tags: otters,

DC zoo sends 2 red pandas to Virginia for breeding

Thursday - 01/30/2014, 06:43pm EST

Tags: red panda, bao bao

8-year-old cheetah euthanized at National Zoo

Draco, a cheetah at the National Zoo, had lost interest in food and had a constricted, ulcerated area in his gastrointestinal tract.

Wednesday - 01/29/2014, 12:14pm EST

Tags: Draco, cheetahs

Panda cub Bao Bao debuts in extended hours at National Zoo

In an effort to feed Bao Bao mania, the Smithsonian's National Zoo has announced extended hours the weekend of Jan. 18 at its Giant Panda Habitat.

Wednesday - 01/15/2014, 11:05am EST

Tags: bao bao, Mei Xiang, panda cub, panda cam, pandas

National Zoo prepares panda cub for debut in DC

Monday - 01/06/2014, 04:06pm EST

Tags: bao bao, panda

Deer runs afoul of cheetahs at National Zoo

A wandering deer evidently found its way in among the cheetahs at the National Zoo on Friday morning and was killed by two of the cats.

Friday - 12/27/2013, 05:00pm EST

Tags: cheetahs, deer

National Zoo throws birthday bash for orangutans (Photos)

The National Zoo's orangutans turned into party animals during their birthday celebration Tuesday.

Wednesday - 12/18/2013, 01:18pm EST

Tags: orangutans, birthday

Animal care questioned at National Zoo amid cuts

The Smithsonian's National Zoo has found serious problems with its animal care and management of various creatures kept in the Cheetah Conservation Station over the past year, and the zoo's director said Thursday that he is looking at changes to the operation amid budget cuts.

Thursday - 12/12/2013, 03:25pm EST

Tags: budget cuts

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