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.

America’s favorite baby animal is getting plenty of love and attention from mother Mei Xiang. Courtesy the National Zoo. (Feedloader (Clickability))
Panda Cam captures Mei Xiang as she cradles her newborn
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Leah Binkovitz

Leah Binkovitz is a Stone & Holt Weeks Fellow at Washington Post and NPR. Previously, she was a contributing writer and editorial intern for the At the Smithsonian section of Smithsonian magazine.

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