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

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 4:15pm1/06/15 4:15pm

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

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 3:20pm8/28/13 3:20pm