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Whether it's for their teddy-bear appearance, their unique color pattern or their lazy lifestyle, giant pandas for decades in the United States have enjoyed adoration unlike any other in the animal kingdom.
Scientists at the National Zoo say giant panda Mei Xiang is experiencing hormone changes and showing increasingly obvious behavioral shifts — indications that she could be pregnant.
Woods doesn't plan to return until next month's British Open, recovering from a strained left elbow that put him under doctor's orders not to pick up a club. But the withdrawal — Woods' third from his own tournament in the last six years — adds to questions about the event's long-term future in Washington.
A red panda who escaped from the National Zoo wandered a mile through Northwest D.C. before he was found safe and sound Monday after a daylong disappearance that sparked a social media frenzy when zoo officials announced the search on Twitter and Facebook.
As the government exits the business of using chimpanzees for scientific research, taxpayers just might go bananas over the animals' retirement tab.
The Smithsonian National Zoo says its 6-year-old Andean bear Billie Jean has given birth to twins.
The Smithsonian Institution's museums and National Zoo are reopening on the National Mall after shutting their doors for two days because of superstorm Sandy.
The Smithsonian Institution's museums and National Zoo are reopening in Washington after shutting their doors for two days because of superstorm Sandy.
The week-old giant panda cub that died at the National Zoo had a hard, discolored liver, and fluid floating freely in its abdomen, officials said Monday, conditions that might have contributed to its sudden death — but the exact cause can't be confirmed for several weeks.