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Smithsonian icons duke it out in Smithsonian Summer Showdown

Will Giant Panda Cub Bao Bao be mauled by the nation's T. rex? Will Wonder Woman lasso Wile E. Coyote? Voting is underway in the Smithsonian Summer Showdown to choose the institution's most iconic object.

Updated 50 minutes, 33 seconds ago

Tags: Smithsonian, Smithsonian Summer Showdown, Kristi King


Panda undergoes artificial insemination at National Zoo

The National Zoo is giving mother nature a hand. Giant pandas Mei Xiang and Tian Tian are ready to breed, but they only have a one- to two-day window.

Saturday - 03/30/2013, 02:09pm EDT

Tags: panda, National Zoo, Mei Xiang

Smithsonian's leopard cub siblings are healthy, growing

The Smithsonian's clouded leopard cubs are thriving. The male cub outweighs his female sibling by about a pound.

Friday - 03/29/2013, 01:32pm EDT

Tags: leopard cub, clouded leopard, National Zoo, Front Royal, Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute