Posts Tagged ‘national zoo’

Ideas for D.C.-Inspired Halloween Costumes

The ones you have to explain to everyone, like, five times and yet still no one "gets" are always the coolest.

Giant Panda Cub Finally Starting to Resemble a Panda

Like father like son, they say. (Apparently like sister, too.)

National Zoo: Surviving Panda Cub Is Male

And he was fathered by Tian Tian.

Video: Surviving Panda Cub Shows Signs of Health, Shrieks Loudly

Mei Xiang's surviving panda cub "overall looks great," according to the National Zoo.

Zoo: Smaller Panda Cub Has Died (UPDATE)

The smaller of the twin cubs that giant panda Mei Xiang gave birth to Saturday evening, at the National Zoo, died around 2 p.m.

Mei Xiang Reportedly Uncooperative About Switching Cubs

Mei Xiang won't relinquish the larger of her two cubs, causing zookeepers concern.

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

Bao Bao's a big sister.

Panda Watch: Ultrasound Provides More Evidence That Mei Xiang Is Pregnant, Not Faking

Mei Xiang could give birth as early as next week.

Black-Crowned Night-Herons: Beloved—But Uninvited—Guests at the National Zoo

Roughly 500 wild herons live behind the captive Bird House from May to August—about 200 adults and their babies, the zoo says.

The Needle: The Aqua Line

The National Zoo has a loud, new resident.

Here Are Otters Playing With Pumpkins


The Needle: To Recline or Not to Recline?

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? [...]

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: Burgundy and Cold

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

Petition Can’t Sway National Zoo to Keep Invertebrate House Open

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 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 [...]