Devin Allen’s iconic photos of Baltimore are making their way into an exhibition at the Smithsonian’s newest museum.
A Baltimore artist was the winner of a national competition that focused on themes of race, sexual identity, gender.
This is a historic time for Baltimore–and historians are paying attention.
Bye-bye grasshoppers. Bye-bye giant clams. Bye-bye ants. Bye-bye coral. Wait, coral are animals?! Oh, if only there were an exhibit at the National Zoo that could teach me about such creatures. Unfortunately, the zoo has made the “very difficult decision” to permanently close its invertebrate house on Sunday.
Faced with $5 million in necessary upgrades in addition to a $1 million annual operating budget, the National Zoo deemed the exhibit unsustainable.
Przewalski’s horse is a short, stocky equine species that looks vaguely prehistoric, like the kind of animal you can imagine a caveman riding. The species went extinct in the wild in the 1960s, and there are fewer than 2,000 left in the world today. But University of Maryland grad and reproductive biologist Budhan Pukazhenthi is trying to change that–one horse urine sample at a time.
On this episode of Fawning over the National Zoo’s New Baby Panda, we reveal the cub’s biological father!
First off, let me tell you that Mei Xiang’s little bundle is a girl, and she’s “healthy and active.” But the big news is that a paternity test has revealed the Zoo’s male panda Tian Tian to be the dad!
I wish I could show you video of Tian Tian’s dumbfounded reaction to the news. Just minutes earlier he was going on about how the new baby “couldn’t be mine; she doesn’t even look like me.” Then he dropped this bombshell: “Look, here’s the deal: everyone at the Zoo says I’m sexually incompetent.” The crowd audibly gasped!