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  • Giant panda Mei Xiang celebrates 17th birthday at National Zoo

    WASHINGTON – Forget, “Don’t feed the animals.” Let them eat cake! The Smithsonian’s National Zoo is celebrating a big birthday Wednesday. Giant panda Mei Xiang just turned 17 years old. The zoo delivered her a frozen…

  • Officials unsure if National Zoo’s giant panda is pregnant

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Officials at Washington’s National Zoo say it is still too early to determine if one of the zoo’s giant pandas is pregnant. The Washington Post (http://wapo.st/1HT1p2a ) reports that Mei Xiang (may-SHONG)…

  • Poop poses a possible panda-pregnancy pitfall

    UPDATE 11:17 a.m. 6/29/2015: Animal keeper Nicole MacCorkle says that Mei Xiang defecated in her den on Sunday night — “That lets us know that she’s not treating it as a true den,” she says…

  • Adorable Bao Bao tumbles around yard at National Zoo (Video)

    WASHINGTON — Remember that cute little panda who stole D.C.’s collective heart?   She’s not so little anymore. In fact she’s got her own place and isn’t afraid to do, well, what we all secretly…

  • Another panda pregnancy? The National Zoo is working on it

    WASHINGTON — The process of getting Bao Bao another brother or sister has begun. The National Zoo says it determined on Sunday that Mei Xiang, the female giant panda, was able to become pregnant, and…

  • Bao Bao adjusts to ice, new home away from mom

    WASHINGTON — The National Zoo’s baby panda is all grown up, and zoo keepers have moved her out of the enclosure she shared with mom and into her own digs. “Anybody who has been watching Bao Bao…

  • DC’s panda cub Bao Bao spends night in tree

    WASHINGTON — Bao Bao has come down from the tree. Panda fans were worried on Christmas Even when they saw on the National Zoo’s Panda Cam that baby Bao Bao had been up in a…

  • Bao Bao bound? Better check the Red Line

    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.

  • Bao Bao comes face to face with Wolverine

    D.C.\’s favorite girl, Bao Bao the giant panda cub, got a visit from a celebrity this week.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Panda cub fattens up during shutdown (Video)

    The National Zoo\’s giant panda cub reached several developmental milestones during the 16-day partial government shutdown.

  • National Zoo’s panda cub doing well, bonding with mom

    The Smithsonian National Zoo\’s Giant Panda cub is doing well and
    is just as vocal as ever less than two weeks after birth.

  • Panda cub healthy; 2nd cub stillborn

    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.

  • Panda-monium at the National Zoo

    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.