Posts Tagged ‘Panda’

The Needle: Viet-Noms

Torched Olympics: A nonprofit is pushing to get D.C. to host the 2024 Olympics, but there's so many reasons why that's a bad idea. -5
Viet-Noms: Doi Moi, inspired by the street food of Thailand and Vietnam, opens today on 14th Street NW. +1

National Zoo’s Panda Gives Birth to Second, Stillborn Cub

The newest mother at the National Zoo, Mei Xiang, gave birth to a second, stillborn panda cub Saturday at 7:29 p.m.
The panda delivered a healthy cub early Friday evening, and the Zoo reports that the first cub "continues to do well."
Zookeepers Saturday evening watched Mei on its live panda cam grooming the stillborn cub for 17 [...]

Canadian Elephants to Take on D.C.

In what will likely be the biggest D.C. animal news of the day, the National Zoo announced it would welcome three new female elephants in the spring, bringing its total elephant population to seven.
The elephants, on loan from the Calgary Zoo in Calgary, Alberta, Canada—which said it is relocating the elephants to better suit the [...]

Cause of Baby Panda’s Death to Be Revealed Tomorrow

The mysterious ailment that killed the National Zoo's new baby panda last month will be revealed tomorrow, according to the zoo.
The six-day-old cub's cause of death has so far been unclear to the public. A lack of outward physical trauma ruled out an accidental crushing death from panda mother Mei Xiang. While the female panda [...]

Baby Panda Necropsy Results Could Be Released Next Week

After the National Zoo's 6-day-old baby panda cub died last month, the zoo said it would take two weeks for a pathology investigation to figure out what killed the cub. Now, the zoo says that the necropsy has been running on schedule, and the results could be released next week.
The results of the necropsy could [...]

Bearway to Heaven

The Sunday death of the National Zoo's 6-day-old cub underlined the long odds facing giant pandas. Here's a look at the grim stats for baby pandas, in D.C. and elsewhere:
75: The percentage of panda cubs born in the United States that live past their first year, according to USA TODAY.
7: Days that keepers have to [...]

Cause of Baby Panda’s Death Still Unknown

The National Zoo still doesn't know why a 6-day-old panda cub died at the zoo yesterday, officials said at a press conference this morning.
While the panda, who was determined during the necropsy to be female, had extra fluid in its body and an abnormal liver, it's not clear yet whether either issue was responsible for [...]

No Plan Yet for Future Cubs After Baby Panda’s Death

The National Zoo won't release pictures of the panda cub that died this morning, but according to chief veterinarian Suzan Kelly, the panda looked healthy.
"The cub looked just fabulous," Murray said at a press conference this afternoon with Dennis Kelly, the zoo's director. Murray and Kelly kept returning to two themes: how beautiful the panda [...]

National Zoo: Baby Panda Died This Morning

Update, 2:34 p.m: Zoo officials have provided more information about the panda's death, including when it made its last noises and the future of the panda program at the zoo.

The panda cub born last week at the National Zoo died this morning at less than seven days old, according to a press release from the [...]

The Needle: Post-Panda

Bear Bits: The National Zoo has released a video of the new panda being born, which is pretty messed up if you ask me.-1
Student Gets Sneaky?: Foggy Bottom ANC Commissioner David Lehrman says George Washington University student Patrick Kennedy befriended him as part of a scheme to eventually run for his seat. To make things [...]

The Needle: Burglar Bowels Edition

Leave Only Footprints: There's no telling what a burglar will do when he or she breaks into an unattended house—rummage around, take valuables, use the bathroom. That was the modus operandi of whoever broke into a home in Vienna last week. The owners came home to find the doors unlocked, nothing taken, and some shit [...]

Photos: Tai Shan’s Last Day

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Photo: Kicked to the Curb

Trash and Recycling Day, 17th Street NW

Photos: Panda Watch, Tai Shan is Leaving

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