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US-born panda Bao Bao lands in China after leaving DC zoo

BEIJING — Bao Bao, an American-born panda cub, arrived in China on Wednesday evening after leaving the National Zoo in Washington. The 3-year-old panda landed in Chengdu in southwest China after a 16-hour flight that was described by pilots and ...

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Members getting peek at National Zoo panda cub

WASHINGTON — Members of the National Zoo in Washington are getting an exclusive peek at panda cub Bei Bei. The cub, who was born Aug. 22, is set to make his public debut Jan. 16, but zoo members can see ...

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National Zoo attempts to impregnate giant panda

WASHINGTON — An expert from China and scientists at the National Zoo are attempting to artificially inseminate the zoo’s female giant panda Mei Xiang. Zoo officials say the procedure was conducted Sunday night after scientists determined the zoo’s panda couple ...

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Obama budget calls for $47M Smithsonian increase

WASHINGTON — The Smithsonian Institution is requesting an increase of nearly $47 million in President Barack Obama’s budget proposal as it builds a new National Museum of African American History and Culture and renovates other facilities. The 2013 budget request ...

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