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National Zoo names two baby animals

A sloth bear cub and a seal pup at the National Zoo have new names, the zoo announced.

Thursday - 04/17/2014, 10:24am EDT

Tags: National Zoo, animals, sloth bear, seal

National Zoo: panda cub went outside for 1st time

Tuesday - 04/01/2014, 04:17pm EDT

Tags: National Zoo, Bao Bao

Bao Bao ventures outside for first time

Giant panda cub Bao Bao ventured outside for the first time with her mother.

Tuesday - 04/01/2014, 09:40am EDT

Tags: National Zoo, Bao Bao, pandas, D.C.

Bao Bao update: Pandas can get the flu too

Who knew? Giant Pandas can catch the flu. So keepers are taking special care.

Monday - 03/17/2014, 04:38pm EDT

Tags: Kristi King, flu, pandas, Bao Bao, National Zoo

Four lion cubs born at the National Zoo (Video)

March came in like a lion at the Smithsonian National Zoo, which welcomed four African lion cubs earlier this week.

Wednesday - 03/05/2014, 09:24am EST

Tags: Smithsonian National Zoo, National Zoo, lion cubs, Great Cats exhibit, lions

National Zoo celebrates 125th birthday

It was 125 years ago that President Grover Cleveland signed the bill establishing the National Zoo.

Sunday - 03/02/2014, 04:44am EST

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Otters live it up on a snow day (Video)

People aren't the only ones who have fun on snow days -- North American river otters Konrad and Niko at the National Zoo had a blast as well.

Friday - 02/14/2014, 10:50am EST

Tags: otters, National Zoo

8-year-old cheetah euthanized at National Zoo

Draco, a cheetah at the National Zoo, had lost interest in food and had a constricted, ulcerated area in his gastrointestinal tract.

Wednesday - 01/29/2014, 12:14pm EST

Tags: National Zoo, Draco, cheetahs

Panda cub Bao Bao debuts in extended hours at National Zoo

In an effort to feed Bao Bao mania, the Smithsonian's National Zoo has announced extended hours the weekend of Jan. 18 at its Giant Panda Habitat.

Wednesday - 01/15/2014, 11:05am EST

Tags: National Zoo, Bao Bao, Mei Xiang, panda cub, panda cam, pandas

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