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Good Baby Panda News! “growing more hair, its tail looks plump and the cub overall looks great”

by Prince Of Petworth August 27, 2015 at 12:19 pm 2 Comments

Overnight it was evident to panda keepers and veterinarians that our healthy panda cub was active and nursing appropriately throughout the night. Mei is showing proper maternal care, which includes short sleep cycles, adjusting the tiny cub in her arms for better positioning and grooming. The panda team heard strong vocalizations from the cub and observed it a couple times during the night. The cub is growing more hair, its tail looks plump and the cub overall looks great. #PandaStory

Posted by Smithsonian’s National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute on Thursday, August 27, 2015

“Overnight it was evident to panda keepers and veterinarians that our healthy panda cub was active and nursing appropriately throughout the night. Mei is showing proper maternal care, which includes short sleep cycles, adjusting the tiny cub in her arms for better positioning and grooming. The panda team heard strong vocalizations from the cub and observed it a couple times during the night. The cub is growing more hair, its tail looks plump and the cub overall looks great.”

  • wdc

    If it’s a boy, I’m calling him Cain. If a girl, Medea.

  • OffTheAvenue

    So glad that mole-like appearance is going away so quickly. Seriously, after about a month, panda cubs are the CUTEST things ever—yes, I was addicted to Bao Bao’s panda cam for a full year—but those newborn pics are nothing to brag about!

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