After years of trying, Hong Kong panda Ying Ying is finally expecting a cub.
The final necropsy results aren't complete, but the butter-stick-size panda likely died when fluid got into its lungs and caused inflammation.
The zoo staff got a great glimpse of giant panda Mei Xiang's surviving cub when she left him briefly to relieve herself.
If the National Zoo's firstborn panda cub hadn't died just five days after it was born, it would have been a fraternal twin to the surviving panda.
The Smithsonian veterinary team continues to monitor mother Mei Xiang and the larger of her cubs.
It’s all hands on deck for veterinarians at Smithsonian’s National Zoo, who are caring for giant panda twins born there over the weekend. Continue reading →
The National Zoo's panda team is watching Mei through its panda cams and says it is officially a 24-hour watch for cubs.
The protective mother, loaned by China to Malaysia, is still shielding her new arrival, and only its legs and some body parts are visible to onlookers.
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