After hours of searching, running, sweating, and—finally—netting, the staff of the National Zoo apprehended Rusty the red panda, who was found missing early this morning. Less than four hours after the zoo announced that Rusty was missing, he was captured by a team consisting of National Zoo staff, D.C. police, and the Washington Humane Society in [...]
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Intrepid Twitter user Ashley Foughty has spotted Rusty, the red panda that the National Zoo reported missing this afternoon.
Foughty spotted the escaped critter crossing 20th Street NW near the Duke Ellington Memorial Bridge, she says in a phone interview, and saw him scurry to a rowhouse at 20th and Biltmore streets. Foughty then called in the [...]
National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden isn't the only creature the federal government is searching for today. The National Zoo tweeted moments ago that it is looking for Rusty, a male red panda who was last seen last night around 6 p.m. The zoo tweeted that its staff has been looking for Rusty since 8 [...]
JournoList, the top-secret liberals-only Google listserve that the America Prospect's Ezra Klein started in 2007, has made its way into the wide world, courtesy of the irreverant Mickey Kaus. The list has drawn conservative's ire since Politico reported its existence earlier this month. NRO's Mark Hemingway threw a fit and fell in it, asking "if [...]
Zookeepers, as a rule, watch animals.
But on this morning, Gil Myers, an animal keeper on the Asia Trail, came out to watch people watch animals. That's because one of Myers' jobs is to determine "the best time" for people to view the animals. Myers marks down the critical information on a clipboard.
And why are the [...]
On the Asia Trail, the only active animal in sight is the fishing cat, who is cruising around his exhibit.
This week, the red pandas, however, have been the main attraction at this part of the National Zoo. That's because the female, Shama, is ovulating, which only happens once a year. She and her frisky new [...]