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 5:00pm 12/01/13 5:00pm

​China Relaxes One-Child Policy in a Veritable Gift Basket of Reforms

Suddenly hip to human rights, this morning Chinese officials announced a slew of policy reforms. First, the government will be relaxing its one-child policy. While currently a couple would only be eligible to make a second baby if both parents were only children, under new policy only one parent would have to be an… » 11/15/13 1:40pm 11/15/13 1:40pm

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 9:00pm 4/30/12 9:00pm

Unable To Find 12 Women Of The Year, BBC Crowns Panda Instead

In a move that is sure to go down in adorable bear history, the BBC has named a female panda named Sweetie one of its female Faces of the Year. 2011 was either lacking severely in girlchievements or a banner year for lady pandas. So what was Sweetie's glorious achievement that elevated her, a bear, over that of all… » 12/28/11 2:30pm 12/28/11 2:30pm

Abe Lincoln Enjoys Some Ice Cream With A Panda

Josh Siegel's animal art is now a regular weekly feature. Add your own requests in the comments, and maybe Josh will draw an animal for you.Sweet Panda Love requested: "Abe Lincoln and a panda eating ice cream cones and holding hands. That would be the template for a possible tattoo for me." If one of my drawings is… » 10/10/11 4:00pm 10/10/11 4:00pm