12/01/13 9:42am

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Photo by Abby Wood, Smithsonian’s National Zoo

From the National Zoo:

“This is the day! Today, our panda cub gets her name. The ceremony, TODAY at 1 PM, is open to the public but space is limited. The cub herself will go on exhibit in early January.”

You can see the five panda cub name options here.

Updates when the name is announced.

It’s Bao Bao!!! Bao Bao means treasure or precious.

2718 Woodley Place Northwest

This rental is located at 2718 Woodley Place, Northwest:

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The listing says:

“Beautiful 3 bed, 2.5 bath renovated townhouse in sought after Woodley Park. Features gourmet kitchen, modern bath, off street parking, and a gorgeous light filled den all just one block from metro. Walk to zoo and shopping! Available furnished or unfurnished.”

You can see more photos here.

This 3 bed/2.5 bath is going for $5,500/Mo.

09/17/13 4:16pm

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Photo courtesy of the National Zoo

From the National Zoo:

“The giant panda cub born at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo Aug. 23 received her first veterinary exam late yesterday afternoon and was given a clean bill of health. Mei Xiang, who has spent much of the past three and a half weeks cradling her cub, put her down and left her den at 4:11 p.m. The panda team, which has been preparing for an opportunity to perform a full veterinary exam, seized the opportunity and retrieved the cub from the den while Mei Xiang ate bamboo and drank some water in the adjacent enclosure. The exam was completed by 4:31 p.m.

“It’s amazing to see how much she has grown in less than one month,” said Brandie Smith, senior curator of mammals and giant pandas. “Mei Xiang continues to be a great mom, as she was with Tai Shan, and it shows.”

Since her preliminary health check Aug. 25 the cub has more than doubled her weight. She now weighs slightly less than two pounds and has the signature black markings of a giant panda. Veterinarians also listened to her heart and lungs. Her heart rate was 130 beats per minute, and her respiratory rate was 42. From nose to tail she is 10.6 inches long and 9.8 inches wide around her belly. Her eyes have not opened yet.

After the exam was completed Mei Xiang returned to her den and immediately picked up her cub and began grooming her.”

2829 Connecticut Avenue Northwest

This rental is located at 2829 Connecticut Avenue, Northwest:

The listing says:

“834 sq. ft. of spacious, open, and modern living space is now available for rent on the 4th floor at the Carlton of Woodley Park. This corner unit offers a large living/dining combination with access to balcony, kitchen with dishwasher and gas cooking, great storage, and a private bedroom. The building provides a roof deck with pool, community laundry room, desk service, and fitness club.”

You can see more photos here.

This 1 bed/1 bath is going for $2,300/Mo.

3319 Cleveland Avenue Northwest

This rental is located at 3319 Cleveland Avenue, Northwest:

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The listing says:

“Bright and sunny, almost 4000 sq ft semi-detached circa 1924 Harry Wardman in the leafy shadows of the National Cathedral. 4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths PLUS 1 Bedroom -1 Bath in-law suite with separate entrance. Beautifully landscaped with spacious rear deck. Sep living room and dining room, large kitchen, high ceilings and central air & heat. Easy walking distance to Metro. Minimum 2 year lease.”

You can see more photos here.

This 5 bed/4 bath is going for $6,900/Mo.

2220 Cathedral Avenue Northwest

This rental is located at 2220 Cathedral Avenue, Northwest:

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The listing says:

“Fully finished attic has closet and egress windows so is legal 4th bedroom; 2 zone HVAC works well in attic. Owner is open to purchase offers for furniture, particularly outdoor porch items. 1 blk Woodley Metro, 2 blks zoo, 2 blks Conn Ave. restaurants”

You can see more photos here.

This 3 bed/3.5 bath is going for $7,100/Mo.

06/27/13 12:30pm

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From a press release:

“Tickets are now on sale for the National Zoo’s annual Brew at the Zoo event, held on Thursday, July 11, 2013 from 6 to 9 p.m. Hosted by Friends of the National Zoo, the beer tasting fundraiser showcases craft and microbrewers from around the nation, all in support of wildlife conservation. “Being able to taste over 60 brews from some amazing craft and microbreweries, all in the park-like setting of the Smithsonian’s National Zoo, really sets this event apart,” said Robert Lamb, Executive Director of Friends of the National Zoo. “Where else can you drink beer and support wildlife?”

More than 60 breweries from around the U.S. will travel to D.C. for the beer tasting extravaganza. Local favorites such as Port City Brewing Company and Starr Hill Brewery will be joined by popular microbreweries including Abita Brewery, Devils Backbone Brewing Company, Flying Dog Brewery, and New Belgium Brewing Company. (more…)