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The first post-natal checkup for Washington's new celebrity - the panda cub born at the National Zoo - has had good results. But a second cub, delivered 26 hours after the first, was severely deformed and stillborn.
Zoo-goers made a bee-line for the giant panda exhibit to celebrate the news of a new panda cub at the National Zoo Saturday.
The Giant panda at the National Zoo has given birth to a panda cub, the National Zoo announced Friday.
Researchers announced Thursday a rare discovery of a new species of mammal called the olinguito. It's an adorable animal that belongs to a grouping of large creatures that include dogs, cats and bears.
Popular area attractions are opening up their gates to overnight visitors willing to pay for memorable experiences.
The National Zoo is celebrating the birth of a pair of Sumatran tiger cubs, a critically endangered species. There are only 500 Sumatran tigers both in captivity and in the wild, so these two additions are extra special.
Washington could have a panda on the way. Emphasis on "could." Mei Xiang, the giant panda that gave birth and lost her 6-day-old cub last year, could be pregnant again, according to the Smithsonian National Zoo.