Congratulations, Mei Xiang!

Great news!  Last night at 10:46 p.m., a baby panda was born to Mei Xiang from the National Zoo in Washington, D.C.  I’m so excited!  I love the National Zoo and try to visit the pandas every time we visit my sister-in-law Sara.  One of my go-to “sick day” movies is a documentary I bought about the birth of Tai Shan, Mei Xiang’s last baby cub.  It just lifts my spirits to see a baby panda romping around being cute.  According to this article from the Los Angeles Times, the baby is loud and healthy.  His or her first exam will be in a few weeks, when we’ll find out if the cub is a boy or a girl!  By tradition, the baby won’t be named until its 100th day, which by my calculations should be Christmas Day!  How perfect!

Here’s a video documenting the birth (skip to 14:24 to see the exciting part!):

Are you excited about the new baby panda?  I think the world could always use more cuteness.

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