The National Zoo’s panda cub had her first full vet exam Monday, and handlers say she weighs just under 2 pounds.
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.
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).
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.
Well, one thing can be said for the newborn panda cub at the National Zoo. It sure has a good set of lungs.
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.
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.
The Smithsonian’s National Zoo says giant panda Mei Xiang gave birth to a cub, Friday afternoon.
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.
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.