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On the auction block: Tour of the National Zoo panda house

Get your bids ready -- the Friends of the National Zoo is auctioning off the chance to tour the panda house and get up close and personal with Bao Bao and her family.

Monday - 04/28/2014, 10:18pm EDT

Tags: National Zoo, auction, FONZ,

Bao Bao ventures outside for first time

Giant panda cub Bao Bao ventured outside for the first time with her mother.

Tuesday - 04/01/2014, 09:40am EDT

Tags: National Zoo, Bao Bao, D.C.

Bao Bao update: Pandas can get the flu too

Who knew? Giant Pandas can catch the flu. So keepers are taking special care.

Monday - 03/17/2014, 04:38pm EDT

Tags: Kristi King, flu, Bao Bao, National Zoo

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: National Zoo, Bao Bao, Mei Xiang, panda cub, panda cam,

Panda listens to Marvin Gaye in hopes he'll 'get it on'

A Scottish zoo has been cranking up Marvin Gaye for a special listener.

Friday - 03/01/2013, 07:38am EST

Tags: The Mirror,

WTOP takes you behind the scenes at ZooLights

Planning the annual ZooLights holiday show is a coordinated effort designed to thrill visitors while also catering to the special needs of each animal species. Find out which creatures are intentionally kept in the dark and what the five must-see stops along the tour are.

Friday - 11/30/2012, 05:53am EST

Tags: zoo lights, MEgan Cloherty, National Zoo, Smithsonian

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National Zoo celebrates 40 years of giant pandas

Forty years ago today, the Smithsonian National Zoo's first giant pandas arrived in the U.S.

Monday - 04/16/2012, 06:49pm EDT

Tags: anniversary, Smithsonian National Zoo