Tai Shan Meets the Press

November 29, 2005

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Tai Shan, the National Zoo's Giant Panda cub, climbs on the rocks in his enclosure during a press-only preview Tuesday morning. Zoo keepers said that the cub gets up early to play with his mother, but still spends most of his day sleeping. Tai Shan means "peaceful mountain" in Chinese. The 21-pound cub debuts to the public on December 8.

Lisa Stevens, Assistant Curator for Pandas
Jo Gayle Howard, D.V.m., Ph.D. - reproductive scientist

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