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November/December 2013

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In the Beginning Bison

North America's largest land mammal inspired the birth of the Smithsonian's National Zoo, and now returns to help celebrate the Zoo's 125th anniversary.

By Peter Winkler



Winter Naps and Summer Slumbers

What to do when it's too cold or hot to bear? For some animals, the answer is simple: hibernate.

By Cristina Santiestevan



Winter Forecast: Cold, Snow, and Panda Bears

Bundle up and head over to the Zoo this winter for a chance to see playful pandas, snow-loving elephants, and more.

By Katharine Sucher