You can watch the National Zoo’s Panda Cub Grow Up Live

Posted By : The Animal Facts Editorial Team

Date: August 24, 2020 11:10 pm

Smithsonian Panda Cub

Mei Xiang with the cub

Photo Credit: Smithsonian National Zoo

If you’re looking for something to keep you entertained as lockdown continues look no further than the Smithsonian National Zoo’s panda cam.

While it’s always fun to watch pandas frolic, this live feed just got much more exciting.

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Mei Xiang, the mother of the cub

Photo Credit: Smithsonian National Zoo

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On August 21st the Smithsonian National Zoo welcomed the birth of a giant panda cub. Mum Mei Xiang gave birth to the healthy cub at 6.35pm.

Currently Mei Xiang is raising the cub in the privacy of her den. The cub is tiny, about the size of a stick of butter.

While it will be a few months before the cub starts to explore outside the panda cam allows you to watch all the important milestones in the cubs life live.

A video of Mei Xiang with the cub

Photo Credit: Smithsonian National Zoo

Thanks to the wonders of technology everyone is able to get a glimpse of the new family. A camera has been set up in the den allowing keepers to watch over them without disturbance and the feed broadcasts live on line to share the wonder of visitors.

In the days since the birth Mei Xiang has shown brilliant care for the infant. Keepers report that she has nursed the cub and is settling in to a routine with the cub.

Jump on over to the Smithsonian National Website to check it out – Smithsonian National Zoo Panda Cam

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