Mei Xiang

This Aug. 29, 2013 photo provided by the Smithsonian's National Zoo, shows the zoo's Panda mother Mei Xiang with her cub at the zoo in Washington. (AP Photo/Smithsonian's National Zoo)

National Zoo: 2-week-old panda cub is female

WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s a girl! The Smithsonian’s National Zoo announced Thursday that its 2-week-old giant panda cub is female and her father is National Zoo panda Tian Tian. Panda mother Mei Xiang was artificially […]

09/05/2013

In this Oct. 11, 2012 photo Mei Xiang, a giant female panda, rests at the National Zoo in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

DC panda that birthed live cub has stillborn 1 too

WASHINGTON (AP) — 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 […]

08/25/2013

In this image from video provided by the Smithsonian National Zoo, Mei Xiang gives birth to a cub two hours after her water broke Friday, Aug. 23, 2013, at the National Zoo in Washington. (AP Photo/Smithsonian National Zoo)

Panda gives birth to her 3rd cub at National Zoo

A giant panda gave birth at Washington’s National Zoo on Friday, causing a buzz among fans as they flocked to a panda cam’s live feed to hear the cub squeal and watch the mother immediately […]

08/23/2013

In this Oct. 11, 2012 photo Mei Xiang, a giant female panda, rests at the National Zoo in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

Panda gives birth to female cub at National Zoo

WASHINGTON (AP) — A giant panda at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo in Washington has given birth to her third cub, a female. The zoo said Mei Xiang gave birth at 5:32 p.m. Friday, two hours […]

08/23/2013

As condolences pour in, officials work to solve mystery of how panda cub died

WASHINGTON (AP) – As condolences poured in from around the world, National Zoo officials waited Monday for word on why a 6-day-old panda cub died and lamented a heartbreaking setback to their closely watched breeding […]

09/25/2012

Zoo panda cub that died had liver abnormalities

WASHINGTON (AP) – National Zoo officials say the 6-day-old panda cub that died had abnormalities on its liver and fluid in its abdomen, but they don’t yet know the cause of death. Officials say they […]

09/24/2012

After a surprise panda birth in DC, anxiety awaits

WASHINGTON (AP) – 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. Panda cubs are born hairless and helpless, about […]

09/18/2012

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