But not the cute ones born here.
Posts Tagged ‘pandas’
On their first day back on the job since the end of the government shutdown, the National Zoo's lions were getting about as much respect as other members of the often-maligned federal workforce.
"RAWR," growled a small girl, hoping to inspire a reaction from the residents of the Great Cats habitat. They continued to lounge in [...]
Panda Daddy: A paternity test revealed the new panda cub's father to be the National Zoo's own Tian Tian,and not the mysterious panda from the San Diego zoo. -2
Charley's Not Sorry: A new bar and restaurant, Bar Charley, is opening up in Dupont tonight and its got some pretty wacky drink offerings. +1
Rusty, the red panda who was reported missing from the National Zoo this afternoon, has been caught.
City Paper intern Dan Singer reports from the scene at the 1900 block of Biltmore Street NW that Rusty has been found by employees of the National Zoo, the Humane Society, and the Metropolitan Police Department and is now [...]
If all goes according to plan, male National Zoo panda Tian Tian could soon be hearing the panda equivalent of Maury Povich's "You are not the father." That's because Saturday's insemination of female panda Mei Xiang involved the semen from not one but two potential panda papas.
While the first instance of insemination featured both frozen [...]
Over Par: Ghost at the feast! Just when you thought you'd heard the last of federally incarcerated former Councilmember Harry Thomas Jr., the leather chaps-loving legislator showed his scandal isn't over with the filing today of federal charges against Millicent West, the Thomas-connected former head of the Children's Youth & Investment Trust Corp. -2
Getting the Bamboot: [...]
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Have the National Zoo's hapless pandas finally—with massive scientific intervention—made another baby panda? After an ultrasound this morning, the answer is still maybe. Or maybe not!
"There is definite uterine enlargement as we would expect to see with pregnancy" tweets the National Zoo, "or pseudo pregnancy."
Drat! But just telling you that Mei Xiang could still be [...]
Like Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette, National Zoo pandas Mei Xiang and Tian Tian are a famous couple that just won't have sex, no matter how much—in this case, a $4.5 million panda reproduction fund—depends on it.
But now comes the new that hormones in Mei Xiang's urine suggest that she's pregnant, though Washington's been misled [...]
Ever wondered what a giant panda AI is like? Find out today! We will live-tweet Mei Xiang's AI at 4 p.m. s.si.edu/aBZ4T #pandaAI
— National Zoo (@NationalZoo) April 30, 2012
No, I can't say that I have ever wondered what a giant panda artificial insemination is like. Because I think pandas are terrible. Last year, after another [...]
Pandas are the worst. They're lazy, they won't have sex with each other (unless they're related), they fake pregnancies, and when they do manage to get pregnant, they almost always let one of the babies die.
But whatever! The National Zoo is celebrating a $4.5 million gift from David M. Rubenstein that will fund its useless panda-breeding [...]
Pregnant Panda Pause: Might another Butterstick be on its way soon? The National Zoo doesn't actually know, but zookeepers do seem to think it's possible that Mei Xiang and Tian Tian have finally perfected the panda-ly art of mating again. The zoo announced today that they're conducting ultrasounds twice a week because of a hormone change in [...]
Winter Storm Washed: The first time snow was forecast for D.C. after Vince Gray was sworn in as mayor, it missed the city. The District's luck changed last week, but now it looks like the Gray administration's snow plan—don't let it snow—is working again, as an ice storm that was originally projected for the region [...]
Pandas Stay Put: People think of the District as a transient place, but the dirty little secret of most people who move here for work is that once they arrive, they find they kind of like it. And they stick around (just ask former Sen. Byron Dorgan, who recently signed up with a D.C. law [...]
Morning, all. It's the end of a short week, but I still feel drained. Here's to a rejuvenating weekend.
So, LeBron's going to Miami. Along with Chris Bosh. And the newly re-signed Dwayne Wade. Move over, Los Angeles, there's a new dynasty in town.
Sad news from the National Zoo: The red panda born three weeks ago–the zoo's [...]