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Doesn't "Cupcake Thursday" have a nice ring to it? When you get a Gone Bananas cupcake we get $! Mmm

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Oh, hello there! Want to see some new photos of our fuzzy cheetah cubs?

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The neck of the Australian snake-necked turtle is nearly as long as its shell - it folds its neck rather than retracting it. Find out more about this fascinating reptile: http://bit.ly/dPhUjq

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Weighing as much as 128 pounds, the double-wattled cassowary is one of the largest birds in the world. Find out more: http://bit.ly/edTohr

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Super mom and beautiful lion Naba turns 7 today. Happy birthday!

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My, that's quite a tongue! But whose is it?

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Stars of The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader named 1 of our lion cubs today! Any guesses?

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#PandaClaws is so excited that ZooLights, powered by Pepco, is free! Thank you, Pepco! http://bit.ly/zoolights

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PandaClaws at rush hour brightens everyone’s day. Did you see him? He’ll be on the move again tomorrow!

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#PandaClaws is headed back to the zoo to prepare for the ZooLights opening, tonight at 6! He'll be out again on Monday.

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#PandaClaws observed Metro etiquette today: stand right, walk left. Did you see him? Tweet your pic with hashtag

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#Panda Claws observed Metro etiquette today: stand right, walk left. Did you see him? Tweet your pic with hashtag.

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Here’s #PandaClaws trying to tell Malia & Sasha & everyone else: you can come to ZooLights for free this year!

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#PandaClaws trying to tell Malia & Sasha & everyone else: you can come to ZooLights for free this year!

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& other otter fans: Happy Halloween!! More to come...

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1, 2, 3: Squeeee! Are these lion cubs cute enough?

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Drawing for 4 Boo at the Zoo tickets @ 3pm! RT our last tweet to be eligible. 1 entry/person.

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Happy Halloween from the National Zoo!

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Boo! at the Zoo! There's still time to enter our giveaway for 4 tickets for Fri or Sun. Just RT our next tweet.

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A small Madagascar hedgehog tenrec peeks inside the jack-o-lantern.

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