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Panda Cub's Twin Was Stillborn
2013-08-26 04:49:44

While a giant panda cub born Friday afternoon at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo in Washington was said to be in good health following a 10-minute physical exam Sunday morning, zoo officials have revealed that its mother had also given birth to a second, stillborn cub over the weekend.

2013-07-21 23:03:08

In recognition of the dedication of zoo keepers and aquarists, Oakland Zoo is joining the American Association of Zoo Keepers (AAZK) (http://www.aazk.org) and

2013-06-25 23:22:45

Billy, a 5-year-old Asian elephant, has safely arrived at Denver Zoo after traveling from Amsterdam.

Artificial Insemination For National Zoo's Giant Panda
2013-04-01 04:43:39

Veterinarians at the National Zoo in Washington DC have artificially inseminated a female panda after detecting a rise in her urinary estrogen levels over the weekend, various media outlets have reported.

2012-09-12 23:03:36

The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) today announced Conservation Endowment Fund (CEF) grants totaling $205,000 to be awarded to 11 projects. Silver Spring,

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2012-07-09 14:21:05

Now, millions of Internet users around the world will be able to check in on the famous U.S. born Tai Shan panda bear.

2011-09-14 13:10:00

Silver Spring, Maryland (PRWEB) September 14, 2011 The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) today announced Conservation Endowment Fund (CEF) grants

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2011-07-06 06:10:00

After an 88-year-long hiatus North America’s tallest bird, the statuesque whooping crane (Grus americana), is once again on exhibit at the Bird House at the Smithsonian’s National Zoological Park.

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2011-06-13 12:40:37

Five cheetah cubs were born May 28 to 6-year-old Amani at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute in Front Royal, Va.


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