Well, this is delightful. Little girl slips and falls, sea lion halts out of worry. [ more › ]
Nothing like a good incentive to keep an eye on your children! The caption at Shorpy reads, "Yes, Billy was lost. But he was also plump and juicy!" This photo was taken at the National Zoo in Washington in 1943. Well, it was wartime, and Llion Chow was probably in short supply. Link -via TYWKIWDBI
Graham says lawsuit against him for role in contract process is without merit. [Examiner] D.C. attorney sentenced to six months for stealing insurance payments. [Post] Hooray for hippos! Now, why won't the National Zoo bring them back? [City Desk] [ more › ]
My name is Roxanne Mimms and I work for a food service contractor at the National Zoo. I work full time but make barely minimum wage. I’m here because workers can’t live off what contractors pay us. I’m here because I don’t want my...Show More Summary
A pair of Andean bear cubs born last December made their public debut at the National Zoo today, along with the announcement of their names. [ more › ]
The National Zoo says it is about to take in a new Asian elephant. [ more › ]
Animal rights group PETA has accused the National Zoo of using animals as props for a recent fundraising cocktail party, saying that it subjected a cheetah, penguin and wallaby to conditions that they are not used to. [ more › ]
PETA is unhappy that the National Zoo hosted a fundraiser last week where handlers from the Columbus Zoo brought in a cheetah, penguin, wallaby, and other hand-raised exotic animals. “The cheetah and other animals used at Jim Kimsey’s zoo fundraiser … Continue reading ?
Wild party at Jim Kimsey’s McLean mansion — and for once, we mean that literally. Kimsey invited 50 friends for a hands-on fundraiser Tuesday to drum up support for the Smithsonian’s National Zoo. That included a cocktail party, dinner … Continue reading ?
Cricket, the keel-billed toucan from the National Zoo–no idea what she was worked up about:
The baby polar bear at the Buffalo Zoo has some cute company. Kali, an orphaned polar bear cub currently residing at the Alaska Zoo, is winning fans across the nation and world... and it's easy to see why, isn't it? The cub, who is about 3-4 months old, was taken to his temporary home in Anchorage in March after his mother was fatally shot. Show More Summary
Actually, Orion, one of the National Zoo’s alpacas, is just resting:
Some Cerianthus sp., observed at the National Zoo, Washington, D.C.:
Veterinarians artificially inseminated Mei Xiang on Saturday after natural breeding failed to occur, zoo keepers said.
The National Zoo artificially inseminated a giant panda on Saturday. A female panda by the name of Mei Xiang was inseminated using fresh and frozen sperm from her mate. Although the fresh specimen was collected on Saturday, the frozen semen has been on ice since 2003. The artificial insemination was performed after officials at the [...]Show More Summary
The National Zoo conducted an artificial inseminatiom procedure on the female giant panda Mei Xiang, the first attempt to get her pregnant since the death last September of a week-old cub. [ more › ]
Kori bustards observed (sort of) at the National Zoo, Washington, D.C.:
The National Zoo announced Saturday that a team of scientists and veterinarians had artificially inseminated the Zoo's female giant panda after natural breeding failed to occur. The statement said that Mei Xiang was artificially inseminated with a combination of fresh and frozen …
…elephant style. Daily input: Daily output: (observed at the National Zoo) That’s a lot of output.
Spring is moving in (slowly), the cherry blossoms are sprouting, and everyone is shaking off their winter habits. At the National Zoo, that means one thing: Panda sex time! [ more › ]