• Mei Xiang takes panda cub outside for the first time

    11/8/13 12:35 PM

    For the first time since being born on Aug. 23, the now 8.14-pound cub was taken outside of her den by Mei Xiang. The first outside excursion, which happened on Nov. 3, lasted for about 30 seconds.

  • Person who gave Leesburg dogs tainted treats still not found

    11/8/13 11:40 AM

    The person who gave tainted treats to a pair of Leesburg dogs in 2011 still has not been found, and animal control officials are stepping up their search for the culprit.


  • National Zoo panda cub has five name options

    11/5/13 11:27 PM

    Starting Tuesday, panda fans can log on to the Smithsonian Magazine's website to cast their vote for one of five possible names for Mei Xiang's little girl.

  • Chinese panda cubs celebrate 100-day birthday

    11/4/13 12:17 PM

    Watching Mei Xiang's panda cub grow is time consuming enough for the D.C. community - imagine that excitement times 14.

  • Cow attack sends Carroll County woman to hospital

    10/25/13 1:06 PM

    Maryland State Police say a Taneytown woman is recovering from injuries she suffered when a cow charged and pinned her against a car.

  • Two chihuahuas rescued from Bowie house fire

    10/23/13 3:00 PM

    A vacant house in Bowie suffered tens of thousands of dollars in damage when it caught fire Wednesday morning, but firefighters were able to rescue to very important non-human residents from the flames.

  • Arlington limits dog tethering to 3 hours at a time

    10/21/13 11:36 AM

    According to new regulations passed over the weekend by the Arlington County's Board of Supervisors, owners are only allowed to tie up their dogs outside for three hours, WAMU reports.

  • ASPCA’s 'Mega Match-a-thon' adoption event

    10/19/13 1:36 PM

    The Washington Animal Rescue League teamed up with the Animal Welfare League of Arlington, the Montgomery County Humane Society, and the Washington Humane Society Saturday for a "Mega Match-a-thon."

  • D.C. Aquarium inhabitants move to Charm City

    10/16/13 6:03 PM

    The D.C. Aquarium closed its doors on Sept. 30. Now the staff is working to move the 2,500 inhabitants to other aquariums. About 1,700 of the animals are moving to Baltimore's National Aquarium.

  • Maryland pet stores found to not comply with puppy mill laws

    10/15/13 9:48 AM

    A series of Maryland pet stores that sell puppies are not complying with with a law compelling them to disclose exactly where the young dogs came from, a Humane Society investigation has revealed.

  • Smithsonian Zoo's panda cub needs a name, solicits for ideas

    10/11/13 6:44 PM

    The Zoo is soliciting name ideas for Mei Xiang's female panda cub through Oct. 15. There are a few requirements, namely that the name must be in Mandarin Chinese and spelled out phonetically.

  • Maryland Zoo's lion Badu dies

    10/10/13 12:21 PM

    Badu gave birth to the cubs after going into labor Oct. 3. But veterinarians later noticed she was having complications. The zoo says veterinarians removed two other cubs surgically from their mother but neither survived and Badu later died.

  • Petland controversy: Purchased dog dies, customer sues

    10/7/13 2:05 PM

    Kevin Mulcahy and his girlfriend never imagined the tiny Maltese who stole their hearts at the Fairfax Petland would die days after they took him home. The pair is blaming Petland for their sudden loss and that’s setting the stage for a legal showdown.

  • D.C. National Aquarium moves animals to Baltimore

    10/7/13 12:53 PM

    The first of 1700 animals from the National Aquarium's D.C. facility will arrive at their new home Monday.

  • National Zoo's baby panda receives clean bill of health

    9/17/13 3:52 PM

    The zoo reports that the panda cub, born on Aug. 23, was given her first veterinary exam while her other Mei Xiang put her down briefly.

  • Frog photobombs image of NASA LADEE rocket launch in Virginia

    9/12/13 11:25 AM

    On Sept. 7, NASA launched its LADEE spacecraft from Wallops Island in Virginia, a rocket destined for the moon to study the lunar atmosphere. They certainly didn't expect a frog to crash the party.

  • Blobfish voted as world's ugliest animal

    9/12/13 9:58 AM

    A British science organization says that the blobfish blew away its competition in voting to declare the world's ugliest animal, beating dung beetles, British bats and a species of lizard by more than 10,000 votes.

  • How to prevent heartworm in dogs and cats

    9/6/13 2:41 PM

    As autumn sets in and temperatures cool around the D.C. area, veterinarians are cautioning pet owners to keep their animals treated for heartworm year round.

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