News Archive 2007
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- National Zoo Panda Has Eye Surgery
Tian Tian, the National Zoo's 10-year-old male giant panda, underwent surgery on December 16 to treat an inflamed third eyelid in his right eye. Lab test results confirmed that it was nothing serious.
- ZooLights B-roll Available
B-roll footage from ZooLights, FONZ's first-ever winter lights celebration, is now available for download.
- National Zoo Artificially Inseminates Asian Elephant
Continuing two decades of elephant conservation and research, Smithsonian’s National Zoo elephant experts and a team of veterinary scientists from Germany last night completed the first of what may be three artificial insemination procedures on Shanthi, one of the Zoo’s Asian elephants.
- National Zoo Announces Breeding Plan for Giant Pandas
As part of the Zoo’s giant panda research program and to bolster genetic variability in the zoo giant panda population, Zoo staff plan to artificially inseminate female Mei Xiang with semen from one of San Diego Zoo’s male giant pandas, should Mei begin her estrus this spring.
- National Zoo Welcomes Back Male Gorilla
National Zoo staff is welcoming home western lowland gorilla “Baraka,” who was born at the Zoo in April 1992 and has since resided in Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo.