The Smithsonian’s National Zoo has closed part of its panda house because its female giant panda may be pregnant.
Rusty the Red Panda will make his much anticipated return to his exhibit Tuesday morning.
Ever since scientists detected a rise in giant panda Mei Xiang’s urinary estrogens on March 26, the National Zoo has been abuzz with talk of another baby for the 14-year-old bear.
A Chinese veterinarian has performed an artificial insemination on the National Zoo’s female giant panda, Mei Xiang, as she attempts to conceive for the second time in a year.
The National Zoo says breeding season has arrived for the giant pandas after a cub was born last year but died six days later.
The birth of a panda cub this weekend at Washington’s zoo was cause for a party, but behind the excitement there’s also some nail-biting.