Roughly 500 wild herons live behind the captive Bird House from May to August—about 200 adults and their babies, the zoo says.
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The National Zoo has a loud, new resident.
Hero or Villan? A D.C. man invented the Knee Defender—the $22 contraption that clips onto a tray table and prevents people on planes from reclining their seats, and which recently led to an argument between two passengers on a flight, who were kicked off when the plane diverted to Chicago. So is this man a villain? [...]
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., [...]
Principles Over Money: A Native American advocacy group says representatives of Dan Snyder's Original Americans Foundation met with an Arizona tribe yesterday to offer them money to help build a skate park that it wants. The tribe refused the offer, calling it bribe money. +3
Can You Handle "The Truth?" The Wizards announced they've officially signed forward Paul Pierce. +4
D.C.'s biggest fans of spineless creatures are not letting the National Zoo's Invertebrate House go without a fight.
Bethesda resident Terri Jacobson started a Change.org petition to try and keep the Invertebrate House open after the National Zoo announced this week that it would close the exhibit to save money. The exhibit costs $1 million annually and requires about [...]
The National Zoo wants the public to know that although it has nothing against invertebrate animals, it will close its invertebrate exhibit permanently Sunday, a move that will save the zoo $1 million a year. The Invertebrate House, which opened in 1987, also needs about $5 million in upgrades, according to the zoo.
"This difficult decision is not [...]
Chairman of the Bored: Never stop tweeting, former D.C. Council Chairman Kwame Brown. Never stop tweeting. +2
The New Zoo Thing: Animal babies animal babies animal babies animal babies animal babies. Animal babies? +1
Silver Line Playbook: Whenever the Silver Line opens, Orange and Blue Line riders will get an extra week of inconvenience. -1
The Football Clan: Happy World Cup! [...]
Predicable Protest: I've heard of everybody wanting to go to Wilson High School, but this is ridiculous! The anti-gay Westboro Baptist Church will protest the school's Pride Day next month. Students are already planning a counter protest. -4
You Otter Know: Asian small-clawed otters play the keyboard at the National Zoo. Because why not! +2
Three elephants arrived at the National Zoo Friday after a 60-hour, 2,500 mile drive from Canada. The three female elephants—Kamala (39), Swarna (39), and Maharani (23)—are on loan from the Calgary Zoo and join the National Zoo's four other Asian elephants.
The elephants made the trek in 10,000 pound travel crates. They'll now be quarantined for about [...]
Alaska band Portgual. The Man performed a concert Monday evening at the National Zoo as part of the institution's Endangered Song Project—a campaign intended to bring awareness to the plight of endangered species, particularly the Sumatran Tiger.
But things turned less than charitable when a man with a Justin Bieber haircut standing at the front of the [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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Prosecutors want Michael Brown to serve 43 months in prison and, in a sentencing memorandum, describe [...]