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1 Of The Twin Pandas Born At National Zoo Has Died

"We are sad to report that the smaller of the two panda cubs has died," the National Zoo announced Wednesday, in an update on the twin pandas that were born Saturday.
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Australian Wombat Is Looking For Love

Patrick is a celebrity at Ballarat Wildlife Park in Australia. He's got 30,000 Facebook followers. For his 30th birthday, he got a wheelbarrow. So like any good millennial, Patrick is now on Tinder.
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Another Sound From Nature Coming Up On Thursday's Show

There are the summer sounds we know: the buzz of a mosquito or the chirp of a cricket — and then there are the sounds we're only just discovering, like the thumping language of treehoppers.
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Decoding Nature: Ornithology Experts Solve A Double Mystery

We asked listeners to record sounds of backyard wildlife and invited the experts at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology to identify them. Today's mystery sound comes from a listener in Boone County, Mo.
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'Pandamonium': It's Been A Decade Since Zoo's Panda Cam Went Live

The National Zoo in Washington, D.C., is celebrating the weekend birth of twin pandas. The births were captured on the zoo's Panda Cam. (This essay first aired on August 26, 2005 on Morning Edition.)
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Amid Celebrations, Zoo Officials Warn Of Challenges In Caring For Panda Twins

As D.C. celebrates the birth of two baby pandas at the National Zoo, officials caution that trying to raise twins in captivity is difficult — especially during the first of couple of weeks.
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Giant Panda At National Zoo Gives Birth To Two Live Cubs

Mei Xiang, the female giant panda at the National Zoo in Washington, D.C., went into labor on Saturday and gave birth to a cub. Hours later, a second cub was born.
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How Has Fairfax County's Rapid Growth Affected The Environment?

Decades of development have been good for the bottom line, but conservation groups are concerned about what has been done to local watersheds.

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To Decode Elephant Conversation, You Must Feel The Jungle Rumble

The trumpeting roar of an elephant is loud. But scientists living with herds in the forests of central Africa say the deep rumbles that humans can't hear, but can feel, carry crucial messages, too.
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Researchers Explore Declining Bat Population In North America

As bat populations dwindle, a new effort is aimed at getting North America's bat researchers working on the same page.

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