Washington zoo welcomes 'precious' new baby panda

Washington (AFP) - 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."We're overjoyed to share that Mei Xiang gave birth at 6:35 pm and is caring for her newborn attentively," it said, adding that mom and cub "appear to be doing well."Fans of the panda were able to follow her labor live thanks to a "panda cam"...


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