PHOTO and VIDEO: First Glimpse of the National Zoo’s Baby Panda

Get ready to gush, we’ve got a photo of the new mom and baby from the Zoo

As was described Monday by both caretakers and the Zoo’s director, Mei Xiang is one great mom. A photo taken from the panda cam shows the mother giant panda tightly embracing her newborn. Juan Rodriguez, one of the caretakers, confirms that the back tail and paws of the baby are visible just below Mei Xiang’s nose.

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