Washington zoo welcomes ‘precious’ new baby panda

Washington zoo officials heralded the arrival of “a precious giant panda cub” Friday, following the much-watched birth of panda Mei Xiang’s latest baby, four years after her last pregnancy. The new mother was exhibiting typical panda mom behavior like “nursing her cub and cuddling it close,” the Smithsonian’s National Zoo said on Twitter. Washington zoo officials heralded the arrival of “a precious giant panda cub” Friday, following the much-watched birth of panda Mei Xiang’s latest baby, four years after her last pregnancy. The new mother was exhibiting typical panda mom behavior like “nursing her cub and cuddling it close,” the Smithsonian’s National Zoo said on Twitter.

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