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The zoo is open! All visitors will require free entry passes and be required to follow safety measures. Free timed-entry Asia Trail/Panda Passes are required for the giant panda viewing.

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National Zoo to Announce Significant Gift and 2012 Giant Panda Breeding Plans

The Smithsonian’s National Zoological Park will announce a generous gift that funds the giant panda program for five years. Animal experts have also witnessed the first signs of breeding season: Tian Tian (male panda) is “power walking.” Speakers will discuss details of the new 2012 breeding plan. Giant pandas will be in their outdoor habitats.