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By Michael P. Orsi
Edward Snowden should declare his patriotism in court
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - National Zoo
Snow and sleet from a powerful winter storm wreaked havoc around the D.C. area on Sunday, prompting the early closure of the National Zoo, canceling holiday events and causing numerous car crashes on area roads.
One of the District's youngest and most famous celebrities got a name Sunday, as hundreds of giant panda fans and local dignitaries gathered at the National Zoo for a ceremony that christened the 100-day-old panda Bao Bao.
A chaotic scene unfolded at the Smithsonian National Zoo Monday after a zebra attack on a keeper set off a horrifying chain of events.
The National Zoo's twin Sumatran tiger cubs passed their swim test on Wednesday, leaving keepers proud, onlookers charmed and the two cubs soaked — but no worse for wear.
With the turn of a key and the click of a lock, the District's memorials, monuments and museums were back open Thursday, welcoming thousands of visitors who'd waited through the 16-day federal shutdown to gain access to the famous sites.
The National Zoo and intercollegiate athletic teams at the three military service academies are among the myriad organizations impacted by the federal government’s shutdown.
For the thousands of federal workers deemed "nonessential" who are now furloughed because of the government shutdown, now is the ideal opportunity to catch up on movies. Herewith, some shutdown viewing suggestions tailored to those most likely to be affected.
Along with "nonessential' federal offices in Washington and around the country, a motley mix of art exhibitions, cultural events, historic archives and even the live "Panda Cam" would be among the budget casualties if the government shuts down.
Not long before the National Zoo announced that Washington's most beloved resident — the panda Tai Shan — was heading to China in December 2009, a secret plan took hold halfway around the world for the National Zoo to be able to hold on to the bear just awhile longer.