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Giant Panda Gives Birth To Twins at National Zoo

The National Zoo in Washington, DC announced that its giant panda, Mei Xiang, gave birth to twins. “All of us are thrilled that Mei Xiang has given birth,” Dennis Kelly, the zoo’s director said in a statement. “We know Mei is an excellent mother.” The zoo doesn’t know the cubs’ sex yet, but plans to perform an exam… »8/23/15 11:00am8/23/15 11:00am

The National Zoo's Adorable Panda Cub Finally Has a Name

In this Nov. 29, 2013 photo provided by the Smithsonian National Zoo, a giant panda cub is measured as it is about to turn 100 days old at the Smithsonian National Zoo in Washington. The National Zoo announced Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013 that it is naming its giant panda cub Bao Bao after receiving more than 123,000 votes… »12/01/13 5:00pm12/01/13 5:00pm

Government Shutdown Might Kill An Adorable Panda... Cam

One potential casualty of the looming (constitutionally mandated that I use the word "looming" in reference to government shutdown- Article 12, Section 6, HISTORY: LEARN IT) government shutdown isn't the jobs of hundreds of thousands of federal employees or even my sanity, after having to listen to the yammering of… »9/30/13 6:40pm9/30/13 6:40pm

Newborn Panda Tragically Found Dead at National Zoo

The panda cub born September 16th at the National Zoo in Washington, D.C. has sadly passed away this past Sunday. Zookeepers were alerted to something being amiss upon hearing the cub's mother Mei Xiang issuing a "distressed honking noise" early Sunday morning. After an hour spent retrieving the cub, veterinarians… »9/24/12 10:50am9/24/12 10:50am

Adorable Cheetah Cubs Get Named After America's Fastest Olympians

The pair of three-month-old cheetah cubs that — in all of their fuzzy, squeeful glory — have recently made their public debut at the National Zoo in Washington, D.C. have finally been given names thanks to the fastest American sprinters at the 2012 Summer Olympics. The spotted duo will henceforth be known as Carmelita… »8/07/12 10:00am8/07/12 10:00am

National Zoo Might Replace Famous Panda Because She Can't Get Knocked Up

Being famous and struggling with infertility has got to be hard, but at least when you're a celebrity human, you can more or less keep the details of your experience to yourself. That's not the case for celebrity pandas Mei Xiang and Tian Tian, who have lived together at the National Zoo in Washington, D.C., for 10… »4/30/12 9:00pm4/30/12 9:00pm