| Mar 5, 2014
| 4:25 AM
Four lion cubs were born at the National Zoo in Washington on Sunday, less than two weeks after the first lion cubs born at the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore made their public debut.
The cubs, who have not yet been named, were born to 9-year-old African...
| Mar 10, 2014
| 3:18 PM
Biologists from Maryland's Department of Natural Resources got to hold some cute bear cubs Monday.
But it was more than just an opportunity to see the state's wildlife up close. DNR's Wildlife and Heritage Service used the winter check-up to "keep an...
| Mar 18, 2014
| 10:29 AM
Dolly, a female African elephant at the Maryland Zoo, was humanely euthanized on March 16.
Dolly spent Saturday normally interacting with other elephants in the zoo's herd but on Sunday morning was found lying in the barn, which was inconsistent with...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 10:49 AM
Ellen Irene Rhudy, a writer and activist for Patapsco Valley environmental causes who also performed in community theater productions, died of complications from leukemia Nov. 24 at Howard County General Hospital. The Marriottsville resident was 69.
| Nov 27, 2013
| 7:36 AM
The Little Gunpowder 50K, a little ultra-marathon race in Joppa on Saturday, was a Thompson-led event. Darren Thompson of Bel Air won the men's race. Heather Thompson of Bel Air (no relation) won the women's. They led the way over a 31-mile course that...
| Dec 8, 2013
| 12:54 PM
Several inches of snow fell across the Baltimore area, with as much as 5-7 inches in some spots, and ice was still ahead as a winter storm that has traveled across the country packed more of a punch in Maryland than forecasters expected.
While a maximum...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 12:53 PM
The National Weather Service is forecasting another 3-5 inches of snow Tuesday on top of the wet, slushy blanket left over from Sunday's storm.
Accumulations of 2-4 inches are most likely across the Baltimore area, according to forecast maps from the...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 5:09 PM
A second burst of snow in three days is forecast Tuesday, potentially lengthening the weekend for schoolchildren one more day and clouding the morning commute.
Several inches of snow, with smaller chances of half a foot or slightly more, are forecast...
| Dec 21, 2013
| 6:11 AM
The force is strong with these ones.
The Baltimore Zoo has announced Friday the winners of a contest to name its two lion cubs. With more than 20,000 votes, the cubs will now be known as Luke and Leia -- after the heroes of the first three "Star Wars"...
| Jul 16, 2013
| 6:37 PM
As a blazing sun beat down on the city Tuesday, Rock Island — the moated exhibit at the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore where African penguins zip through cool, shallow waters — seemed a good place to be.
But the Druid Hill Park enclosure is...
| Aug 30, 2013
| 3:10 AM
Susan Coyle of Abingdon recently won a Zookeeper for a Day Giveaway for her 2-year-old granddaughter, Cadence, that was sponsored by the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore and College Savings Plans of Maryland.
As "Zookeeper for a Day," Cadence and her guests...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 5:04 PM
A new species of lemur has arrived at the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore, adding to a multi-species collection that has also grown in other ways recently.
Alexander and Fern, the two new ring-tailed lemurs, are the first of their kind at the zoo, which also...