It’s a Girl! Giant Panda Cub Born

August 23, 2013
Panda Cam photo

The National Zoo’s newest resident; Panda Cam photo

The National Zoological Park’s giant panda Mei Xiang gave birth to a cub at the Zoo on Friday, Aug. 23, at 5:32 p.m. The small cub weighed 4.8 oz at birth and was in excellent health, with pink skin and white fur. The cub’s gender was announced in early September — a girl.  

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