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Kandula, one of three Asian elephants at the National Zoo, turned 10 on November 25.

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Voters pick the name of our ferret cam star! Watch her http://bit.ly/ferretcam. Find out her name

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20 years ago today we welcomed naked mole-rats to the zoo! So odd they're cute?

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Is this lemur looking for treats inside that pumpkin? We'll have 800,000 treats this wkend! http://bit.ly/booatzoo

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Yes, it's a 2-toed sloth, usually found in trees (they do swim). 4+ ton ground sloths went extinct ~10000 years ago.

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#fotofriday Cousin It? A blond bear? Please ID this animal or caption the photo!

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#fotofriday Is it even possible to pick which red panda cub is cuter?

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#fotofriday The onager at our VA campus is 1 month old today! See her eating & galloping:

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Can you identify this 2-month-old living in our Small Mammal House? Hint: not a rodent!

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Can you caption this red panda cub pic? #upsidedownanimalsaresocute #FF

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To make Friday even better, here's a new adorable red panda cub pic! #FF #cute

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Say hello to Pili & Damini, our newly named, adorable & feisty red panda cubs!

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Can anyone identify our newest addition, born at our Virginia facility 2 days ago?

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Headed to the beach this weekend? Our armadillo & porcupine are already there! http://twitpic.com/68k3g2

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Prehensile-tailed porcupine Clark with a special popsicle

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1 more cub in a tub! The 2 red panda cubs at Asia Trail weigh 13oz & 16oz. They're healthy, strong & active.

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Red panda cub in a tub! Our 2 cubs on Asia Trail got a clean bill of health at their 1st vet exam yesterday.

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5 healthy cheetah cubs! They had their 1st vet exam yesterday, got vaccinations & weighed in at 4-5 lbs each.

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You're quite welcome! Here's another adorable sea lion pic.

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