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(Photo courtesy of Courtney Janney/Smithsonian's National Zoo)

Giant Panda Cub Fit As A Fiddle After First Full Checkup

The National Zoo’s panda cub had her first full vet exam Monday, and handlers say she weighs just under 2 pounds.


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Zoo Releases Latest Footage of Panda Cub

The latest video of D.C.’s hottest celebrity is out. That would be the zoo’s nearly three-week-old panda cub, of course.


Tian Tian (credit: Kevin Patrick/All-News 99.1 WNEW)

Zoo: Giant Panda Cub is a Girl, Tian Tian is the Father

The Smithsonian’s National Zoo says the 2-week-old giant panda cub is a girl and her father is Tian Tian (tee-YEN tee-YEN).


Photo credit: Courtney Janney, Smithsonian National Zoo

National Zoo: Panda Cub Shows Markings

Mei Xiang’s cub is now showing some markings, making the less than two-week old cup appear more like a panda, than a stick of butter.


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Zoo Releases First Video of Panda Cub Since Birth

Well, one thing can be said for the newborn panda cub at the National Zoo. It sure has a good set of lungs.


Mei Xiang at the National Zoo. (Credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Mei Xiang Delivers Two Cubs — One Healthy, One Stillborn

A panda at Washington’s National Zoo that has been tending to her squealing newborn cub also gave birth to a stillborn cub Saturday that wasn’t fully formed and was never alive outside the womb, a zoo official said.


File photo of giant panda Mei Xiang.  (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

DC Zoo Hopes To Get Closer Look At Day-Old Panda

A team of caretakers at Washington’s National Zoo hopes to get the first close look at a day-old panda cub during an exam planned for Saturday.


Mei Xiang, a Giant Panda is seen during

Panda Watch: We Have a Cub

The Smithsonian’s National Zoo says giant panda Mei Xiang gave birth to a cub, Friday afternoon.


Mei Xiang. (Photo credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

National Zoo On Panda Watch

Mei Xiang is in labor. The panda’s water broke and she is starting to have contractions. National Zoo officials say she could give birth in the next few hours.


Mei Xiang at the National Zoo. (Credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

D.C. Zoo: Panda Behavior Hints at Possible Pregnancy

The Smithsonian’s National Zoo says its female giant panda is showing behavioral changes and is focused on building her nest as animal keepers watch for a possible pregnancy.