Nothing says \”D.C.\” like panda cubs and commutes from hell. And
this weekend, they\’ll join forces to destroy the dreams of small
children and animal lovers, alike.
D.C.\’s favorite girl, Bao Bao the giant panda cub, got a visit from a celebrity this week.
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.
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.
The National Zoo\’s giant panda cub reached several developmental milestones during the 16-day partial government shutdown.
The Smithsonian National Zoo\’s Giant Panda cub is doing well and
is just as vocal as ever less than two weeks after birth.
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.
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.
A pregnancy is generating around-the-clock interest and even a webcam.
The National Zoo is giving mother nature a hand.
Giant pandas Mei Xiang and Tian Tian are ready to
breed, but they only have a one- to two-day
Mei Xiang gave birth to a cub Sunday night.
Betty White describes herself as a \”zoo nut.\” So it\’s fitting during her trip to D.C., she made a stop at the National Zoo for a behind-the-scenes tour and to meet with fans.