National Zoo

Bao Bao, the four and a half month old giant panda, makes her public debut at an indoor habitat at the National Zoo in Washington, Monday, Jan. 6, 2014. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

National Zoo prepares panda cub for debut in DC

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bao Bao, the giant panda cub at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo, is getting used to seeing fans outside her panda house enclosure as she prepares for her public debut this month. Bao […]


In this Oct. 11, 2012 photo Mei Xiang, a giant female panda, rests at the National Zoo in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

Panda gives birth to female cub at National Zoo

WASHINGTON (AP) — A giant panda at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo in Washington has given birth to her third cub, a female. The zoo said Mei Xiang gave birth at 5:32 p.m. Friday, two hours […]



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