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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

Rare horse dies at National Zoo facility

A rare horse has died at a National Zoo facility amid concerns that the quality of animal care is suffering because resources and staff are stretched too thin.

Thursday - 12/12/2013, 05:15am EST

Tags: Front Royal, Va., Przewalski, Dick Uliano

National Zoo director says staff stretched thin

Wednesday - 12/11/2013, 11:53am EST


It's Bao Bao: National Zoo names panda

The Smithsonian's National Zoo is naming its female giant panda cub Bao Bao after receiving more than 123,000 votes online from the public to help give its new cub an identity.

Sunday - 12/01/2013, 04:11pm EST

Tags: panda, Bao Bao

National Zoo celebrates panda cub's milestones

The National Zoo's panda cub is getting bigger every day and the zoo's staff took time Thursday to highlight the milestones the cub has already conquered.

Thursday - 11/21/2013, 12:30pm EST

Tags: panda, panda cub,


Zebra bites National Zoo staffer

A zebra bit a National Zoo staffer Monday, a National Zoo spokesman says.

Monday - 11/18/2013, 02:41pm EST

Tags: zebras

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