Author Archive for Sarah Kaplan

Logan Circle Dog-Poisoner Probably Does Not Exist

Logan Circle dog owners can walk their pets in peace tonight—the Washington Humane Society has confirmed that there is no reason to believe a serial dog poisoner is roaming the neighborhood.
The Humane Society began looking into the issue last week after hearing a report that veterinarians at Friendship Hospital for Animals had found 22,000 milligrams [...]

Zoo Debuts Newest Elephant

At least one zoo animal was where she was supposed to be this week: Bozie, the National Zoo's newest Asian elephant, arrived at her enclosure promptly at 10 a.m. this morning for her official introduction to the public.
Bozie, age 37, was born in Sri Lanka but has lived in zoos since she was a year [...]

How Did a Bear End Up in Palisades?

It’s been a good week for furry fugitives in the District. Just two days after Rusty the red panda staged a prison break from the National Zoo, a small black bear led D.C. police on a 90-minute chase through Northwest D.C. this morning.
The bear, which weighed less than 100 pounds and was deemed “harmless” by [...]

District Line Daily: Musteloidea Edition

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One day later, Rusty the red panda is safe and snug at the National Zoo. As [...]

Political Red Panda Tweets: Not Funny

The twitterverse was captivated by the National Zoo's search for its escaped red panda today. The episode sparked a (successful!) city-wide social media campaign to track down the roving critter, and Rusty is now safely back in the hands of zookeepers. We also got to spend the better part of the day looking at pictures [...]

District Line Daily: The Last Straw?

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Yet another Jeffrey Thompson associate, Pennsylvania contractor Stanley L. Straughter, has been charged by the U.S. [...]

Eldest Duggar Child Is Moving to D.C.

Josh Duggar, kid No. 1 from TLC’s 19 Kids and Counting, will be moving to the District later this month. His new position: executive director of the conservative Christian lobbying group FRC Action, an affiliate of the Family Research Council.
Duggar announced the new job in an interview on Washington Watch with [...]

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