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Animal News

Aug. 10, 2015
Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute (SCBI) scientists have confirmed a secondary rise in giant panda Mei Xiang's (may-SHONG) urinary progesterone levels.
Jul. 31, 2015
Jul. 16, 2015
Born: November 25, 2001 Sex: Male
Jul. 15, 2015
By Lauren Augustine
Jul. 01, 2015
By Lauren Augustine  
Jun. 29, 2015
Seven red panda cubs were born at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute! Our animal care team is always hopeful that new moms will raise their own cubs, but that's not always possible.
Jun. 26, 2015
This panda update was written by keeper Nicole MacCorkle.
Jun. 26, 2015
Jun. 25, 2015
By Lauren Augustine
Jun. 18, 2015
By Lauren Augustine
Jun. 03, 2015
By Lauren Augustine
May. 27, 2015
What does it take to keep up with a sextuplet of juvenile African lions? In the latest Keeper Q & A, Rebecca Stites and Kristen Clark dish on the cats' quirky personalities, training triumphs,...
May. 20, 2015
This keeper update was written by Kenton Kerns.
May. 18, 2015
By Lauren Augustine
May. 11, 2015
Bao Bao has had just over a month to explore "her" yard, and she is already picking out some favorite spots.  She often eats next to the glass on the lower viewing level.  That spot is a favorite for...
May. 11, 2015
As part of the Smithsonian's National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute's ongoing collaboration with our Chinese panda colleagues, panda keeper Becky Malinsky and I were able to spend 10 days...
May. 07, 2015
By Lauren Augustine
May. 06, 2015
By Lauren Augustine
May. 01, 2015
By Lauren Augustine
Apr. 28, 2015
Our rambunctious 5-month-old Andean bear cub brothers Mayni and Muniri are on exhibit and on the move! Curator Craig Saffoe gives an update on the cubs in the latest Q & A.
Apr. 27, 2015
After carefully monitoring the behavior of both its giant pandas and female Mei Xiang's (may-SHONG) hormones for weeks, the Smithsonian's National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute's team of...
Apr. 27, 2015
After carefully monitoring the behavior of both its giant pandas and female Mei Xiang's hormones for weeks, the Smithsonian's National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute's team of reproductive...