Breaking news out of D.C. where Mei Xiang, a panda at the National Zoo, has given birth:
THE NEWS WE NEEDED:
WASHINGTON (@AP) — Baby panda born at the National Zoo; mom cradling cub.
— Stefanie Dazio (@steffdaz) August 21, 2020
According to the zoo, the tiny cub was born at 6:35 p.m. and mother and baby are reportedly doing fine:
? A precious giant panda cub has arrived! We’re overjoyed to share that Mei Xiang gave birth at 6:35 p.m. and is caring for her newborn attentively. Positive mothering behaviors include nursing her cub and cuddling it close. ?? TUNE IN: https://t.co/99lBTV2w92. #PandaStory pic.twitter.com/x02fEYfAmx
— National Zoo (@NationalZoo) August 21, 2020
It’s “about the size of a stick of butter”:
#BREAKING: ? The national zoo reports mom, Mei Xiang is nursing and cradling her new giant baby panda cub… Which at this time is about the size of a stick of butter. #PandaWatch https://t.co/81sMOx7aT3 pic.twitter.com/hnM8dUvKPi
— ShawnYancy (@Fox5Shawn) August 21, 2020
And this is the zoo’s first cub in five years:
National Zoo’s female giant panda has a new ‘miracle’ cub! Oldest panda mom!!!!! https://t.co/PT7jEbvzPD
— Emily Guskin (@EmGusk) August 21, 2020
So, President Trump gets to name it, right?