Nation Sep 25

Panda cub’s name revealed

Washington's newest giant panda cub is nameless no more. Call him Bei Bei. Michelle Obama and her Chinese counterpart, Peng Liyuan, revealed the name Friday during a tour of the panda house at the Smithsonian's National Zoo.

Nation Jan 06

DC panda Bao Bao experiences snow for the first time

Bao Bao rolled around in Washington, D.C.’s first snow of 2015.Video by Smithsonian National Zoo We can confirm that Bao Bao — a Washington, D.C. celebrity who was propelled into the limelight last year when she was born to…

Giant pandas bond at the Smithsonian Institute’s National Zoo. Photo by Ann Batdorf/Smithsonian’s National Zoo. Pandas and advocates for the animal from all over the world were honored at the Giant Panda Zoo Awards ceremony Friday morning at…

The giant panda is an endangered species, threatened by destruction of their natural habitats and low birth rates. At zoos, like Smithsonian's National Zoo, veterinarians and zoologists attempt to understand the reproductive cycle of these large mammals to prevent their…