Download the FOX 5 DC News App for Local Breaking News and Weather. WASHINGTON -- Giant panda Mei Xiang gave birth Friday to a wiggling cub and immediately began cuddling her offspring, Washington's National Zoo said. The baby giant panda at Washington's National Zoo was very talkative during the little cub's very first veterinary exam, two days before turning a month old.

The zoo has reopened to visitors on a limited basis, but the Panda House is closed. Positive mothering behaviors include nursing her cub and cuddling it close. The oldest in the world gave birth in China at age 23.

All three of Mei Xiang… This file image of a Giant Panda ultrasound obtained on August 17, 2020 courtesy of the Smithsonian's National Zoo shows what veterinarians at the Smithsonian's National Zoo found in detected tissue consistent with fetal development during giant panda Mei Xiang's ultrasound on August 14, 2020. Using frozen sperm enabled the staff to limit its interactions with Mei Xiang and work load in consideration of other workers. Giant panda Mei Xiang gives birth at National Zoo The blind, hairless baby born in Washington, D.C., is extremely fragile and completely dependent on her mother. Convicted sex offender Anthony Weiner denies HE cost Hillary the 2016 victory because of his underage sexting scandal exposed by which led to infamous Comey letter, Trump campaign claims Michigan Gov Whitmer is 'encouraging assassination attempt' against the President with discreet '8645' pin in background of TV interview, 'I know people that would have locked Joe up weeks ago': 'Angry' Trump lashes out at Biden's 'c**p and corruption' and says 'he's lucky' that AG Barr is 'a nice man' during back-to-back Arizona rallies, US investigators have identified six Russian government hackers who breached the DNC and leaked emails during the 2016 presidential race, 'Joe Biden is a criminal and you're a criminal for not reporting it!' 'We need this! RELATED: ‘The whole world celebrates’ on-camera birth of panda cub, “We can tell the cub is doing well from its vocalizations and the mother’s behavior,” said Deputy Director Brandie Smith, a former curator of the zoo’s giant pandas, who has overseen multiple births here. Giant pandas at birth are about the size of a stick of butter. The Hill 1625 K Street, NW Suite 900 Washington DC 20006 | 202-628-8500 tel | 202-628-8503 fax. #PandaStory.

The cub is Mei Xiang's fourth.

The zoo has reopened to visitors on a limited basis, but the Panda House is closed. 'They stay in these dens for about the cub's first 100 days,' the zoo said on Instagram. The zoo said Mei was impregnated via artificial insemination, a process which was heavily affected by precautions over the COVID-19 pandemic. TUNE IN: Zookeepers also were using the camera to keep an eye on mom and baby. Positive mothering behaviors include nursing her cub and cuddling it close," the zoo tweeted. A precious giant panda cub has arrived! Since Mei Xiang gave birth almost a week ago, the National Zoos been documenting the mom and her cub as they bond together in their enclosure. Biased late-night shows told 97 percent of their gags about Trump in September and almost NONE about Democrat candidate, Furious Trump objects to 'unfair' MUTE button during final debate with Biden but says he WILL take part and pledges to grill Democrat candidate on Hunter Biden emails even if 'totally biased' moderator does not, Kim Kardashian tells Letterman that people warned her not to step foot in the White House because her reputation would be ruined - as she stands by working with Trump on prison reform and refuses to say who she'll vote for, Ronald Reagan's son says his father would be 'horrified' by the Trump administration and blasts the president's children as 'grifters who are profiting off his presidency', 'I don't care Trump doesn't like black people': 50 Cent endorses president after rejecting Joe Biden's 60 percent-plus tax plans for anyone earning over $400K in some states, Look who's back... two weeks before an election! In this image from video provided by the Smithsonian National Zoo, Mei Xiang is seen after giving birth to a Giant Panda cub on Friday evening in Washington, DC.

Giant panda Mei Xiang (may-SHONG) gave birth to a cub at Smithsonian’s National Zoo today, Aug. 21. The views expressed in the contents above are those of our users and do not necessarily reflect the views of MailOnline. Here's why that shapes the movies we see. Although the place looks tiny for a big panda, the zoo said giant pandas in wild give birth in small dens. This year, Taylor says, the birth of Mei Xiang's baby has felt almost “miraculous” given the species’ three-day (per year!) Play it now. We’re overjoyed to share that Mei Xiang gave birth at 6:35 p.m. and is caring for her newborn attentively. Zoo officials said now that Mei Xiang has started leaving her den to drink, it's a positive sign that the cub can stay warm on its own for short periods. TUNE IN: She is the oldest giant panda to successfully give birth in the United States. TRENDING. 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We’re overjoyed to share that Mei Xiang gave birth at 6:35 p.m. and is caring for her newborn attentively. Published: 17:23 EDT, 21 August 2020 | Updated: 01:13 EDT, 22 August 2020. “This year everyone wanted and needed good news,” Taylor says. Monfort said Mei Xiang's age - 22 - made her chances of giving birth to a cub slim. Zoo staff remain ready to intervene if something seems wrong, but Smith said Mei Xiang, who has reared three cubs to adulthood, “knows exactly what she is doing.”. Mei Xiang gave birth in a small den, where she created a nest out of branches. Among the videos posted on Instagram is a first look at the baby cub, and lets just say its here, and it wants you to know … #PandaStory All of the cubs were moved to China when they were 4 years old as part of the zoo’s cooperative agreement with the China Wildlife Conservation Association. Copyright © 2020 by The Associated Press. She has given birth to three surviving cubs so far: Tai Shan, Bao Bao and Bei Bei. Mei Xiang gave birth in a small den, where she created a nest out of branches. Our giant panda team is closely monitoring her via the Panda Cam for a cub’s arrival. 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The comments below have not been moderated. The zoo had given notice earlier in the day that Mei Xiang appeared to be in labor, noting her restlessness and body-licking. A "panda cam" is live to track her as the nation awaits good news. Giant panda Mei Xiang has become increasingly restless and began body licking—both signs that labor has probably started! 'We are all in desperate need of these feel-goods.'. Watch with us! “ Joyful news: a precious giant panda cub has arrived !” said a statement from the Washington, D.C., zoo. WASHINGTON (FOX 5 DC) - Mei Xiang's panda cub made its debut on the Smithsonian National Zoo's livestream Thursday, adoring people across the world. Mei Xiang, the 22-year-old panda at the National Zoo in Washington is pregnant. Mei Xiang has three surviving offspring, Tai Shan, Bao Bao and Bei Bei, that were transported to China at age 4 under an agreement with the Chinese government. Giant panda Mei Xiang gave birth Friday evening to a tiny squeaking baby on Panda Cam at the Smithsonian National Zoo. Mei Xiang, 22, is the oldest giant panda to successfully give birth in the United States. 4 Minute Read

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