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Animal News

Jan. 15, 2012
Ever since the lion cubs celebrated thei
Feb. 01, 2011
The National Zoo has welcomed a new addition to Asia Trail. Lek, a one-year-old male fishing cat from the Cincinnati Zoo, arrived in December 2010 and is now in his exhibit.
Feb. 01, 2010
A clouded leopard at the National Zoo's campus in Front Royal, Virginia, gave birth to a genetically valuable litter of two cubs on Valentine's Day—February 14.
Mar. 01, 2009
An endangered clouded leopard at the National Zoo's Conservation and Research Center (CRC) in Front Royal, Virginia, gave birth to a genetically valuable litter of two cubs early in the morning on...