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 11:00am 8/23/15 11:00am

Watch This Panda Cub Roll Around in the Snow Like a Drunk Teddy Bear

Attention, attention, this is important: feast your eyes upon video footage of 16-month-old panda cub Bao Bao tumbling around in today's snow at the Smithsonian National Zoo in Washington, D.C. Via Chris Geidner, this video marks Bao Bao's first encounter with the stuff, resulting in high-quality frolicking. » 1/06/15 4:15pm 1/06/15 4:15pm

Baby Panda Riding On A Pony, Need We Say More

This baby panda was born in 2013 and is now big enough to explore and run wild with our emotions. There is not a more perfect way to kickoff 2014 than with an adorable baby panda, playing on a pony ride. OMG I want to watch the baby panda rock back and forth all day. And then he (or she?) falls on his (or her??)… » 1/01/14 11:30pm 1/01/14 11:30pm

Watch Newly-Named Panda Cubs Grow Into Fuzzy Toddlerhood

Zoo Atlanta finally got around to naming its panda twins yesterday, so let this serve as your formal introduction to Mei Lun and Mei Huan. Mei Lun wants to be an astronaut one day, but Mei Huan already shows signs of not living up to his full potential and has vague plans to start an Internet squee company. Or… » 10/24/13 10:30pm 10/24/13 10:30pm

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 6:40pm 9/30/13 6:40pm

The Smithsonian Zoo's New Baby Panda...Is a Girl!!!

Break out the pink cigars (NOT A EUPHEMISM, KEVIN) and the unattainable beauty standards—the Smithsonian Zoo just announced that their newborn baby panda is a girl! Born August 23, the cub is reportedly squeaky and healthy, and paternity tests determined that her father is the Smithsonian's own Tian Tian. (Her… » 9/05/13 6:45pm 9/05/13 6:45pm

A Somewhat Graphic and Wildly Frustrating Tale of Panda Sex

During the act of sexual intercourse and all the various steps leading up to it, it's important to make sure that you and your partner(s) are on the same page, lest the experience go to shambles. This is a sentence I wish I could say to Tian Tian and Mei Xiang, panda residents of the National Zoo, who have missed… » 8/28/13 3:20pm 8/28/13 3:20pm

The National Zoo's Newborn Panda Is Certified Adorable

WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 25: In this handout photo provided by Smithsonian's National Zoo, the giant panda cub born on August 23 at the Smithsonian's National Zoo receives an exam from animal care staff on August 25, 2013 in Washington, DC. Chief veterinarian Suzan Murray reports that the cub is robust, has a steady… » 8/25/13 4:00pm 8/25/13 4:00pm