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A hero with humility

...rescuing a bear cub from a 1950 wildfire and nursing it back to health. He helped deliver the animal to a new home in the National Zoo in Washington, D.C., where the cub became the living symbol of cartoon forest-fire mascot Smokey Bear.Pickens...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2015-07-27/hero-humility
Homer C. Pickens Jr., decorated Army colonel and Vietnam veteran, dies at 83

...prevention in rural areas, they had Pickens and another man fly the bear cub to Washington, and the animal lived in the National Zoo until his death in 1976.From there, Hot Foot Teddy became known under his show business name, Smokey Bear, and his...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-07-24/homer-c-pickens-jr-decorated-
Snow Panda Snow Problems

For some reason, this video of panda bears playing in the snow at the National Zoo has gone viral. Nearly 1.5 million views. If someone could enlighten me as to just whyOMGTHISISSOCUTE!!!!!!

http://chronicle.augusta.com/content/blog-post/connor-threlkeld/2015-01-08/snow-
Former UGA researcher convicted of cat poisoning attempt

...misdemeanor charge in District of Columbia Superior Court on Monday.She resigned the same day as a researcher for the National Zoo's Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center.When Athens-Clarke officials debated in 2009 on how to control the county's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2011-11-03/former-uga-researcher-convic
Options abound to go roving with Rover

...arrangements for man and beast are made ahead of time. Linda Lombardi, of Silver Spring, Md., a zookeeper at the National Zoo in Washington, D.C., always travels with her pug, Lilly. Generally, that means vacationing with her husband...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/05/07/liv_80178.shtml
Life & style
New breeding techniques may mean more pandas

...giant panda born this summer at the National Zoo is a celebrity, the roly-poly...artificial insemination procedures by National Zoo-trained Chinese researchers...mostly in Sichuan province. National Zoo officials say they expect to send...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/11/08/liv_20963.shtml
Life & style
Across the region

...the award has been given out, the only facilities that have won more Beans than Riverbanks are the Cincinnati Zoo, National Zoo, Bronx Zoo, Vancouver Aquarium and Sea World San Diego. About 200 march to recall slain Hispanics TIFTON, GA...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/10/10/met_10950.shtml
Metro
County included in gator hunt

...Eighty percent of baby gators die from predators. - Gators can live 50 years or more in the wild. Source: Smithsonian National Zoo Alligator season Dates: Sept. 10 to Oct. 2 Application deadline: July 31 Permits available: 600 Lottery odds...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/06/26/pav_457123.shtml
Rob Pavey
Like humans, privacy of pets being protected at their own hospitals

...seems like the trend is that they're very protective," she said. Two years ago, Lucy Spelman, director of the National Zoo in Washington, D.C., drew ridicule from animal rights activists, media lawyers and others when she withheld records...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/05/03/met_414362.shtml
Metro
Odds and Ends

...goats - and occasionally humans. Koko arrived at the zoo in August 1993, one of a clutch of 17 dragons born at the National Zoo in Washington. It was the first hatch of Komodo dragons outside Indonesia, where the species was discovered in 1912...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/07/18/biz_381462.shtml
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