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Breaking News: Bao Bao reaches her first birthday in spite of herself

The District erupted into a state of pandamonium this week when Bao Bao, the resident panda cub at the Smithsonian National Zoological Park, turned one year old last Sunday. During her first 365 days on Earth, Bao Bao… Read More

The cuteness continues: Little Bao Bao makes her big zoo debut

This past Saturday, Vox’s favorite panda cub made her first official public appearance to her doting fans at the National Zoo. As excited as the expected 10,000 visitors must have been to catch a glimpse of the 18-pound… Read More

National Zoo names baby panda, injects cuteness into national media

Oh my gosh sooo cutteeeeeee. The National Zoo’s pandas have gone through a lot this year. The panda mother Mei Xiang went into labor and gave birth to a female cub. For a while nobody knew who the cub’s father was…. Read More

Remix Your Weekend: Thanks for bringing back the pandas, John Boehner

Bethesda Arts Row Festival: Now in its 16th year and featuring the work of over 190 juried museum artists, this is one of the most prominent arts and crafts festivals in the mid-Atlantic. Even if you’re thinking of… Read More

Remix Your Weekend: Russians and gold pandas

Taste of DC: Celebrate your Columbus Day weekend with more than 50 of DC’s best restaurants and food trucks. Taste of DC is a food festival that will be held on both Saturday and Sunday from 12-7 p.m. Beyond noms, there will… Read More

District Digest: Fighting against the government shutdown

Shut it down in the District On Tuesday morning, District officials discussed the impending federal shutdown and whether or not to ignore Congress and keep the city government open. The Republican-controlled House passed a bill earlier this week which… Read More

District Digest: Baby panda is a girl, and smile for free coffee

New D.C. state superintendent The Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) has chosen D.C.’s new state superintendent after the previous one, Hosanna Mahaley Jones, stepped down to care for her husband. Director of D.C.’s parks department Jesús Aguirre… Read More

National Zoo and Washington media more than a little attached to the new panda cub

Stop everything. In what is easily the most important D.C. event of the summer, a highly endangered and damn cute mammal species has just added one more to its number. At least, that’s what the National Zoo and… Read More

Happy panda birthday

The National Zoo’s panda Tai Shan turns 3 today. China can take him back in a year, so love him while you have him. Flickr photo from user BrightStar used under a Creative Commons license

Panda Cam makes voyeurism cute again

The National Zoo is one of only five zoos in the country with giant pandas, but the zoo is a bus ride and a Metro stop away. Normally, people who just want a quick panda fix, or don’t… Read More