Panda News at National Zoo: 'We Have a Cub!'
Mei Xiang gives birth to a female
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Aug 23, 2013 5:20 PM CDT
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.   (AP Photo/Smithsonian National Zoo)

(Newser) – A giant panda at Washington's National Zoo has given birth to her third cub, a female. Mei Xiang gave birth late this afternoon, two hours after her water broke. Zoo officials said its panda team heard the cub vocalize and said Mei Xiang picked the cub up immediately and began cradling and caring for it. "WE HAVE A CUB!! Born at 5:32 p.m. this evening," the zoo tweeted. So far, mom and baby are doing well. See for yourself via the zoo's Panda Cam. (Or watch a video of a recent mom-and-cub reunion at the Tapei Zoo.)

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Hu Roamer
Apr 10, 2014 10:35 PM CDT
it is amazing to learn that the number of giant pandas are up! These lovely creatures need more care from human beings. To see, to hold the panda or even joint a panda volunteer program in China, help to know these cute panda bears better. Chengdu Sichuan is not the only places to see giant pandas; but the Chengdu panda research center and bifengxia panda base are the most popular places to see many giant pandas, big and little once at a time. Jessica@AccessChinaTravel-com had been of much help for our tours in Chengdu China.
justreading1
Aug 26, 2013 2:33 PM CDT
Cute little one!
sickdaddy
Aug 24, 2013 7:58 AM CDT
If Tiffany had a son, it would look like this cub.