Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

National and World

August 23, 2013

Giant panda at DC’s National Zoo gives birth

WASHINGTON — A giant panda at Washington’s National Zoo has given birth to her third cub.

Zoo officials say Mei Xiang’s water broke at 3:36 p.m. Friday and she gave birth at 5:32 p.m.

Her second cub died last fall. A cub in 2005 survived.

The zoo began monitoring Mei Xiang (may-SHONG) around the clock Aug. 7 in case she was pregnant. Zoo officials had said they could not be sure if the panda was pregnant because she would not permit them to examine her closely.

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