• Funding secured for new red panda habitat at National Zoo (Photos)

    WASHINGTON — Rusty the red panda could soon have new digs. The Washington National Zoo says a renovation for the red panda habitat is fully funded. Zoo keepers, designers and construction teams are now deciding…

  • National Zoo reveals how red panda escaped enclosure

    Rusty, the National Zoo red panda who made headlines earlier in the week for his great escape, apparently managed to leave his enclosure with help of the tree canopy in his exhibit.