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Latest Panda News

Mar. 30, 2013
Spring has sprung and the giant pandas are breeding again at the Smithsonian's National Zoo.
Mar. 27, 2013
Breeding season has arrived!
Mar. 22, 2013
This week's giant panda news features a behavior update from keeper, Nicole MacCorkle.
Mar. 15, 2013
We are continuing to monitor Mei Xiang's hormone levels very closely, but her hormones are still at baseline.
Feb. 27, 2013
In addition to the research Zoo scientists and their Chinese colleagues conduct on giant pandas, they also study red pandas. In this update Dr.
Feb. 14, 2013
Over the next few months we'll be bringing you giant panda updates that will focus on Mei Xiang and Tian Tian, and the research Zoo scientists conduct related
Feb. 07, 2013
Seven days and counting. . .
Jan. 29, 2013
Mei Xiang's den has been transformed for the new breeding season! Observant panda cam viewers have no doubt seen the difference in the configuration of the barred barriers.
Jan. 18, 2013
One of the biggest questions scientists at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute (SCBI) were working hand-in-hand with their colleagues in China to understand in the late 1990s was: why are p... read more