By: Jodi Westrick
We are sad to announce that the smaller of the two panda cubs has died.The panda team continues to monitor Mei Xiang...Posted by Smithsonian’s National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute on Wednesday, August 26, 2015
UPDATE 8/26: The Smithsonian's National Zoo has reported that one cub, the smaller of the two, has passed away.
The Smithsonian Zoo reported earlier this weekend that its Giant Panda Mei Xiang gave birth to two cubs. The Zoo confirmed the news on their Facebook page Saturday.
We can confirm a second giant panda cub was born at 10:07 pm. The panda team retrieved one of the cubs per "twin hand...Posted by Smithsonian’s National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute on Saturday, August 22, 2015
The first birth was reported late afternoon Saturday.
We have a cub! Giant panda Mei Xiang gave birth at 5:35 p.m. and reacted to the cub by picking it up. The panda team...Posted by Smithsonian’s National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute on Saturday, August 22, 2015
Only last Wednesday they were announcing the pregnancy by sharing an ultrasound. We'll keep you posted on the latest developments, but in the meantime you may try checking out their Panda Cam.
Mei Xiang isn't a first-time mama. Check out this video from her first birth: