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March 16, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

5 Things to Know Today, March 16, In Montgomery County

Today is Tuesday, March 16, and it is National Panda Day. To celebrate, click here to watch a video of Xiao Qi Ji—the National Zoo’s 6-month-old panda cub —wrestling with a log. And as you enjoy the cuteness, here are five things to know in Montgomery County: 1. Council in Virtual Session: Montgomery County Council […]

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November 17, 2020 | Sydney Bullock

National Zoo Asks for Public’s Help to Name Baby Giant Panda

The Smithsonian’s National Zoo in Washington DC welcomed a panda cub on Aug. 21 and is now asking for help naming him. The public can select their favorite name from Nov. 16 to Nov. 20, here, on the zoo’s website with a maximum of one vote per day. The name that receives the most votes […]

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October 23, 2020 | Nicolle Schorchit

Cuteness Overload: National Zoo’s Panda Cub Undergoes Second Vet Exam

The newest giant panda cub at the Smithsonian National Zoo had his second veterinarian exam on Oct. 21. He’s a picture-perfect of panda health and has gained a little weight. From the tip of his nose to the base of his tail, the cub remained steady from last week’s measurement of 16.5 inches. His abdominal […]

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August 31, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Five Things to Know Today, Aug. 31, in Montgomery County

It’s Monday, Aug. 31, and here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Back to School: Montgomery County Public Schools welcome back students virtually today for the first day of the new school year. Check out our back to school stories, here. 2. COVID-19 Testing: Montgomery County is holding three free testing clinics today, […]

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