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.
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.