It’s election day in Maryland and Virginia, but today also marks the first day of voting for what to name the National Zoo’s panda cub.
The National Zoo’s panda cub is growing fast.
The National Zoo’s panda cub is four weeks old as of Friday, according to caretakers.
The National Zoo’s panda cub had her first full vet exam Monday, and handlers say she weighs just under 2 pounds.
Well, one thing can be said for the newborn panda cub at the National Zoo. It sure has a good set of lungs.
Attempts by the panda team at the National Zoo to distract new mom Mei Xiang so they could examine her newborn cub Tuesday were unsuccessful.
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.
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.