Mon Sep 17, 2012, 07:17 AM
Omaha Steve (37,554 posts)
A cub is born to giant panda at National Zoo Read more: http://www.seattlepi.com/news/article/A-cub
WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Zoo's female giant panda has given birth to a cub following five consecutive pseudopregnancies in as many years.
Mei Xiang gave birth Sunday at 10:46 p.m., the zoo said. The staff can hear the cub, but has yet to see it because Mei Xiang has built a large nest in her den.
In a news release, Dennis Kelly, the zoo's director, said he was thrilled.
"I'm cautiously optimistic as we haven't seen the cub yet, but we know that Mei is a good mother," Kelly said.
Read more: http://www.seattlepi.com/news/article/A-cub-is-born-to-giant-panda-at-National-Zoo-3870874.php#ixzz26izzKVBO
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Read more: http://www.seattlepi.com/news/article/A-cub-is-born-to-giant-panda-at-National-Zoo-3870874.php
The zoo's online panda camera: http://nationalzoo.si.edu/Animals/GiantPandas/default.cfm?cam=LP2
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Mon Sep 17, 2012, 08:29 AM
catbyte (4,070 posts)
3. I hope everything goes well.
I sadly remember the National Zoo's first female panda, Ling Ling's disastrous pregnancies and those heart-wrenching photos of her trying to revive her dead cub. It's upsetting just thinking about it and it's been 20 years. Ack!
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