Everything you need to know about baby pandas, in one chart

August 26, 2013

The National Zoo has a new baby panda! And Wonkblog has a chart!

A baby panda was born at the National Zoo at 5:32 p.m. on Friday afternoon. It has since undergone its first doctor's check-up and been deemed "a very healthy, active, vibrant cub." Here's what to expect next, via the Washington Post's graphics department:


And here's a picture of what the National Zoo's panda cub looked like on Saturday, during its exam:


Photo by Courtney Janney, NZP

We don't know yet the gender of the cub, or its father (Mei Xiang was artificially inseminated by two male pandas and, during the exam, zookeepers collected a DNA sample to determine paternity).  Welcome to the world, little guy (or girl!)

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