A year ago Saturday, Bao Bao was born live on Panda Cam and instantly leapt to the highest rung of National Zoo royalty. But is she greater than a lesser kudu? Dearer than a degu? Fuzzier than a fishing cat? Bao Bao is just one of the 155 critters born at the zoo in the past year. She is not the smallest, the largest or the most endangered, and — blasphemy! — she may not even be the cutest. Here is a look at every animal born since Aug. 23, 2013, at the zoo and at the Smithsonian’s Conservation Biology Institute in Front Royal, Va.
View the PDF version from the Aug. 22, 2014 print edition.