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VISITORS: The Harvard Street NW Bridge/entrance to the Zoo will be closed to vehicular traffic until 1:00 p.m. today, Oct. 19, to facilitate a federal highways bridge inspection. Pedestrians will have access to the bridge throughout the closure.
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Giant Panda Cam

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Please note: The panda cam is undergoing routine maintenance, and intermittent outages may occur throughout the day.

Welcome to the Smithsonian's National Zoo's Panda Cams, where you can watch giant pandas Tian Tian, Mei Xiang, and Bei Bei.

While you're watching pandas chomp on bamboo, play in trees and tumble in the grass, specially trained volunteers with Friends of the National Zoo are hard at work using these cameras to collect behavioral data on the giant pandas.

Be sure to toggle back and forth between Panda Cam 1 and Panda Cam 2 using the tabs at the top of the video player to get the full Panda Cam experience.

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Adopt a giant panda and help the Smithsonian's National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute save species.

Giant Panda Conservation

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The Smithsonian's National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute is a leader in giant panda conservation, advancing conservation efforts around the world.

Giant panda News

Giant panda Mei Xiang walking in the grass. There is a large rock to the right in the foreground.
Sep. 14, 2017
The giant panda team at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute has determined that Mei Xiang (may-SHONG) will not give birth this year.
Sep. 08, 2017
The panda team is still waiting to find out if Mei Xiang will give birth or if she is experiencing a pseudopregnancy. Giant pandas’ hormones and behavior mimic a pregnancy even if they are...
Sep. 01, 2017
The panda house is closed to the public beginning today, Sept. 1 to provide quiet for Mei Xiang as she enters the final stages of a pregnancy or pseudopregnancy. 

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