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Baby turtle! Can you ID this cutie from Down Under?

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Guess who's getting another haircut! Stop by Kids' Farm around 9 a.m. this Sunday to watch the shearing.

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Getting to know you... Find out how the zoo is building a pride of lions

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Can you stand the clouded leopard cub cuteness?? More in a minute!

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Bindi & Robert Irwin (the Crocodile Hunter's kids) & their mom Terri visited the Smithsonian's National Zoo on March 11. The family toured the Fujifilm Giant Panda Habitat, where they met Tian Tian, the Zoo’s adult male giant panda, up close and personal!

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Cute overload alert! Two clouded leopard cubs born on Valentine's Day. Details @

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We heart you! Happy Valentine's Day, one & all. See more love in the air:

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Smooches! Valentine's Day came early to the Small Mammal House.

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Happy Squirrel Appreciation Day! Can you ID this Asian squirrel?

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Here's our Andean bear! And she's found a toy.

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Andean bear in the snow! Can you find her?

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Another shot of a baby chameleon forest dragon at the National Zoo

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Thar be dragons! Chameleon forest dragons, that is. 4 cuties hatched, a first for us.

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A first for the Zoo: four elegant crested tinamous hatched here in October! And for the second time in the Zoo's history, a pygmy falcon hatched! Read all about the baby birds:

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My, what a lovely faux-hawk. Elegant crested tinamous hatch here for 1st time in zoo's history. Dad's a pro.

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What the HOWL is in that pumpkin? Check out these spooky photos. Happy Halloween from the National Zoo!

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