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Pioneering panda scientist for National Zoo dies

Dr. JoGayle Howard, a pioneering scientist at the National Zoo who performed the procedure that produced panda cub Tai Shan, has died. She was 59.

Tags: National Zoo , Mei Xiang , JoGayle Howard , Smithsonian's National Zoo , black-footed ferret , clouded leopard , panda cub , giant panda

Tuesday - 03/08/2011, 09:07pm EST

Not in the mood? Panda pair tries another method for cub

The zoo says Mei Xiang and Tian Tian did not mate "the natural way" last week, so Mei Xiang now has been artificially inseminated.

Tags: National Zoo , Smithsonian , giant panda , Mei Xiang , Tian Tian , breeding , artificial insemination

Tuesday - 02/01/2011, 03:03pm EST

Zoological bliss: New contract for Nat'l zoo's pandas

Stand and deliver. More like crawl, but the same idea applies to the National Zoo's contract for its two Giant Pandas.

Tags: Mei Xiang , panda , Panda Security , National Zoo , zoo , smithsonian national zoo , Tian Tian , Neal Augenstein , Paul D. Shinkman

Thursday - 01/20/2011, 02:34pm EST