The Smithsonian’s National Zoo is naming its female giant panda cub Bao Bao after receiving more than 123,000 votes online from the public to help give its new cub an identity.
The National Zoo says its female giant panda cub now weighs almost 10 pounds.The zoo says the cub weighed in Friday at 9.68 pounds.
The National Zoo’s giant panda cub has been given a clean bill of health after its first veterinarian exam.
The giant panda cub at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo appears to be in excellent health, zookeepers reported after a 10-minute physical exam Sunday morning.
The National Zoo is set to reveal what killed a 6-day-old giant panda cub.
Giant panda Mei Xiang kept people guessing for months, but National Zoo veterinarians determined Friday that she had failed to become pregnant for the fifth year in a row even after a Chinese breeding expert tried to help her conceive.
Teams of panda fans are keeping a 24-hour-a-day watch on the National Zoo’s giant panda, Mei Xiang to see if she might give birth.