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

Bao Bao, the beloved 3-year-old panda at the National Zoo in Washington, enjoys a final morning in her bamboo-filled habitat before her one-way flight to China to join a panda breeding program, Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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

In this photo taken Dec. 14, 2015, Bei Bei, the National Zoo's newest panda and offspring of Mei Xiang and Tian Tian, yawns while being presented for members of the media at the National Zoo in Washington. The youngest giant panda cub at the National Zoo is ready for his close-up. Bei Bei will make his public debut on Jan. 16. During an audience with a small news media contingent Monday, he was so relaxed that he fell asleep and drooled on an examination table. At nearly 4 months old, Bei Bei weighs more than 17 pounds and is gaining about a pound a week. He’s bigger than his older siblings were at the same age.  (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

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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