National Geographic 125 Years
2007: A lion climbs a tree to sleep, in Queen Elizabeth Park, Uganda Photo by Joel Sartore
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The National Geographic Society celebrated its 125th anniversary on January 13, launching what it called the "New Age of Exploration" - a theme that will be marked throughout 2013, including the National Geographic Channels, website, books, magazines, video and live events.

The National Geographic Society was established in 1888 by explorers and scientists in Washington, D.C.