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New Video of Mei Xiang’s Squawking Baby Panda

The National Zoo's newest addition is already keeping mom up at night

If you’re like us, you can’t get enough of the National Zoo’s giant pandas. The 15-year-old panda Mei Xiang gave birth to a healthy cub one week ago and has been very protective of her baby so far. The sex of the cub is still unknown, but we do know that the cub is already keeping its mother up at night. In this new video from the National Zoo, taken at 3:37 a.m. on August 29, the cub does a lot of “squawking” before being picked up and cradled by Mei Xiang:

The squawking baby panda isn’t likely to unseat the sneezing baby panda anytime soon, but Mei Xiang’s new cub still has years to go. Keep up with all the Zoo’s panda coverage by watching the new HD panda cams.

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Vicky Gan, a former editorial intern at Smithsonian Magazine, currently works for the Washingtonian.

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