Post by Julie Ryan EvansSome extremely sad news comes out of our nation's capital today, as the new giant panda cub has died. Just last week the world celebrated the birth of the unexpected cub, and today zoo officials found it dead, after hearing cries of distress from its mother, Mei Xiang.
The National Zoo tweeted this morning: "We are brokenhearted to share that we have lost our little giant panda cub.
On Sunday at 10.46 p.m., Mei Xiang and Tian Tian, giant pandas at Washington’s National Zoo, became the proud parents of their second cub. The birth was a double blessing for the mother, Mei Xiang, who, after five failed pregnancie...
A giant panda was born at the National Zoo in Washington, D.C., on Friday. The panda cub was born to 15-year-old Mei Xiang, though it isn’t clear who the baby’s father is. The new cub is the third for Mei Xiang, who was seen cradlin...
Keepers at the Smithsonian National Zoo, who were elated to report Friday that giant panda Mei Xiang gave birth to a cub, added a sad note Saturday with the news of a second cub which was stillborn.
Zoo officials say the cub was found dead Sunday morning after panda keepers heard sounds of distress from its mother, Mei Xiang.