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National Zoo's Giant Panda Cub Is Healthy

The National Zoo's panda cub received its first neonatal exam Sunday morning. Vets say the cub is healthy and active.

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Dying Dolphin Found In Virginia Waters

A dying dolphin was found Saturday morning in a creek near downtown Portsmouth, Va.

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National Zoo's Giant Panda Mei Xiang Gives Birth To Stillborn Cub

The National Zoo's giant panda Mei Xiang gave birth to a stillborn cub Saturday evening at 7:29 p.m. Her first cub, born on Friday, is doing well.


Following The Trail Of The Whale Shark

A nine-year study has tracked more than 800 of the massive and largely mysterious whale sharks. For the first time, researchers have tracked the sharks' far-flung migration and where they may go to give birth. (This piece initially aired Aug. 22, 2013 on Morning Edition.)

Second Panda Cub Stillborn, First Cub Fine, At National Zoo

Keepers at the Smithsonian National Zoo, who were elated to report Friday that giant panda Mei Xiang gave birth to a cub, added a sad note Saturday with the news of a second cub, which was stillborn.

It's Pandamonium Once Again In Washington, D.C.

The National Zoo's giant panda Mei Xiang gave birth to her third cub Friday. Thousands off eyes were glued to the zoo's panda cam as the tiny creature was brought into the world. The arrival of the cub has set off a state of "pandamonium" in Washington.

50,000 Stray Dogs In Detroit? That 'Makes No Sense'

Rescue groups and others dealing with a real problem — packs of stray dogs in many parts of the city — are inflating the figures, a Detroit journalist argues.

Sea Monster? Explanation Is Much Less Mysterious

Just what did wash up on a beach? At first, there was wild speculation. Now, the thinking is much less dramatic. But check out photos of the rather gross remains found in Spain.

Latest Nasdaq Glitch Was Not Squirrel Related

The bushy-tailed rodents have halted the flow of capitalism before. Once in 1987 and again in 1994. Squirrels chewed through a key Nasdaq computer cable.
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Two Bull Sharks Caught In The Potomac River

A pair of bull sharks more than eight feet long were pulled from the Potomac River this week, not far from local swimming holes.