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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 , Tai Shan , JoGayle Howard , Smithsonian's National Zoo , black-footed ferret , clouded leopard , panda cub ,

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 , Tai Shan , Mei Xiang , Tian Tian , breeding , artificial insemination

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