Posts Tagged ‘bao bao’

Sorry, Morning Joggers: Your Petition Won’t Change the National Zoo’s New Hours Policy

Runners, cyclists, and others won't be able to access the National Zoo's grounds as early as they can now, come January.

Pandas Will Live in D.C. Until (At Least) 2020

But not the cute ones born here.

National Zoo: Panda Mei Xiang Gives Birth to Two Cubs (UPDATE)

Bao Bao's a big sister.

Bao Bao Hype Persists as Panda Turns 1

Time really flies when you're watching a baby panda's every move on a live video feed.
Bao Bao turns one on Saturday, and the National Zoo is having a party to celebrate the pampered cub.
Friends of the National Zoo members are invited  to a private Bao Bao viewing this Saturday, August 23 from 9 to 11 a.m., [...]

The Needle: Ride Round and Round

YOLO: This Virginia man successfully (?) hit all 86 Metro stations on his day off, a mission that took him 19 hours and cost $70. +1
Pigskins Predictions: Sports Illustrated's Peter King believes the Washington football team will have a new name by 2016. +3

The Needle: Derecho on The Sly

DerWhatNow?:  Although it's not official, there is evidence to suggest that a derecho—you know, a "derecho is “a widespread, long-lived, convectively-generated wind storm"—swept across the D.C. area Tuesday night, according to Capital Weather Gang. -2
Panda Time: Watch Bao Bao and Mei Xiang eat fruitsicle treats. +3

The National Zoo Has Sold Four $6,000 Bao Bao VIP Packages

Earlier this week, City Desk declared that D.C. had hit peak panda. But it turns out the mountain of panda fandom had an uncharted summit of which we were unaware.
That $6,000 VIP Bao Bao Tour? Well, technically, the National Zoo is all sold out of them. The pricey panda package is part of the National Zoo's [...]

We Have Hit Peak Panda, and It Costs $6,000

Bao Bao the baby panda may sleep all day, but panda-related mania never rests. There was the woman who flew from Ohio to see Bao Bao the moment she made her public debut, the press conference to reveal the results of a panda paternity test, and—lest we forget!—the time the zoo moved Rusty the Red Panda to [...]

Bao Bao Kicks Rusty the Red Panda Out of National Zoo

The always elusive Rusty the red panda has the left the National Zoo once again. This time, however, he didn't escape for a tryst in Adams Morgan, but rather was transported by zoo keepers to the Smithsonian's Conservation Biology Institute in Front Royal, Va., so he could mate with fellow local red panda, Shama.
Why [...]

The Needle: Coupe de Blah

Pinot Coupe: Columbia Heights diner The Coupe will end its 24-hour service on Feb. 11 and transition into a wine-focused establishment.  -5
District of More Employed: The District's unemployment rate dropped to 8.1 percent in December, which the city cited as a post-recession low. +3

The Ultimate Panda Swag

Here's a test to see if you're a true panda fan: Would you pay nearly $900,000 for a designer watch that features a studded panda and 18 carats of "red gold and white gold?"
The Billionaire Shop (yep, it's a thing) is selling the Richard Mille Tourbillion Panda 26-01 watch for 645,000 Euros—or about $881,000.

Embodying innocence [...]

The Needle: Polar Vortex Round 2

Déjà Vu: Get ready for another polar vortex. Forecasters are predicting a snowstorm, with 4 to 7 inches of snow hitting D.C. The heart of the storm is expected around the afternoon and early evening tomorrow. -4
King's Legacy: Most people were off from work today (not City Paper!), and it seems many District resident volunteered in the community, including President Barack Obama and Vice [...]

District Line Daily: Gentrification Divide

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A new Washington Post poll found that 55 percent of residents think redevelopment and [...]

Bao Bao Makes Public Debut, Snoozing Lucratively

Bao Bao made her long-awaited public debut at the National Zoo this weekend, but as throngs of camera-phone-ready visitors lined up to catch a glimpse of the giant panda cub, she mostly slept, seemingly unfazed by the hype around her.
"Well, that was worth it," Beth Houser said as she exited the Panda House Saturday with [...]

The Needle: Extinction Stinks

Throw Me a Bone: The Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History announced Friday that its dinosaur hall will close April 28 for a $48 million makeover. -5
Seeing Orange: The Virginia Senate passed legislation today that would ban the use of tanning devices by anyone under 15 and require those under 18 to get parental consent [...]