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Mei Xiang, 6, in rear, and Tian Tian, 7, have tried twice before to mate. (Robert A. Reeder - The Washington Post)
Graphics
 Telling the Pandas Apart
 Panda Behavior
 Habitat at the Zoo
 Panda Lore
 Special Delivery for the Zoo
 Handled With Care
Zoo Reports
 Environmental Enrichment
 Meeting the Public
 Exploring the Habitat
 Mei Xiang Samples Bamboo
 Tian Tian Tests the Panda Yard
 A Hungry Pair of Pandas
 An Active Routine
 A Playful Pair
 The Panda House
Multimedia
Mei Xian Live Video: Live video from the Zoo, camera one.
 Live Video: Live video from the Zoo, camera two.
The 'Real' Pandas
 Video: Scientists don't consider the giant pandas true pandas. That honor falls to the red pandas.
Live Online
 Panda Curator Lisa Stevens
 Post Reporter: D'Vera Cohn on the National Zoo's acquisition of the pandas.
 Panda Conservation: Karen Baragona of the World Wildlife Fund, Nov. 21, 2000.
 Panda Talk: The National Zoo's "Panda Lady," Lisa Stevens, June 4, 1999.
Hsing-Hsing and Ling-Ling
 Hsing-Hsing Won't Be Stuffed (The Washington Post, 4/4/00)
 Grief in Black and White (The Washington Post, 12/10/99)
 Hsing-Hsing Dies (The Washington Post, 11/29/99)
 Zoo Favorite Hsing-Hsing Seriously Ill (The Washington Post, 6/2/99)
 The Long-Running Panda Show (The Washington Post, 4/12/97)
 Death of Ling-Ling Attributed to Old Age (The Washington Post, 1/23/93)
 Ling-Ling's Eggs Removed in Hopes of Test-Tube Cub (The Washington Post, 1/1/93)
 Ling-Ling Dies Suddenly (The Washington Post, 12/31/92)
 Pandas Get an Early Start in Playing Zoo's Mating Game (The Washington Post, 2/29/92)
On the Web
 National Zoo Panda Index
 National Zoo
 Friends of the National Zoo
 World Wildlife Fund
 San Diego Zoo Pandacam
The Mating Dance 
The National Zoo's female giant panda was artificially inseminated last week. Staff members at the zoo are "feeling good" about the chances of a cub being born in the next three to six months.

In the News
Pandas 'Out of Sync' In Attempts to Mate: Artificial Insemination Planned Today (Post, March 11, 2005)

In Mating Season, Web-Only Access: Public Kept Away, Pandas Kept Apart Until Fertility Peaks (Post, March 10, 2005)

This Winter, Go Wild (Post, Jan. 14, 2005)

Panda Watch Ends Empty-Nested: Disappointed Zoo Officials Are Hopeful About Next Year (Post, Sept. 16, 2004)

No Panda Cubs for National Zoo: Tests Confirm Mei Xiang Not Pregnant After All (Post, Sept. 15, 2004; 3:46 PM)

Hoping, but Not Necessarily Expecting: Zoo's Panda Staff on Pregnancy Watch (Post, Sept. 1, 2004)

A Zoo Within the Zoo: Kids' Farm Emphasizes Education (Post, June 12, 2004)

Zoo Staff Artificially Inseminates Panda (Post, May 6, 2004)

Panda Prognosis: No Cub at Zoo This Year (Post, May 3, 2004)

Panda Pregnancy Watch Begins: Playful Duo Renews Annual Hopes for a Cub (Post, May 2, 2004)

Work Starts on Panda Yard Big Enough for a Baby (Post, April 29, 2004)

Panda Duo Won't Be a Trio: Female Is Not Pregnant, but Maybe Next Year, Zoo Officials Say (Post, Aug. 22, 2003)

Panda Pregnancy Considered Long Shot: Zoo Officials Keep Watch on Mei Xiang (Post, July 9, 2003)

Looks Like Panda Love Is Finished -- for Now (Post, April 6, 2003)

They Date, Mate -- but Will Pandas Procreate? (Post, April 5, 2003)

Another Rite of Spring: Will They or Won't They? (Post, April 4, 2003)

Mix-Ups Cited In Deaths of 2 Red Pandas (Post, Feb. 16, 2003)

2 Animals Found Dead at Zoo: Rat Poison Suspected in Deaths of Red Pandas (Post, Jan. 12, 2003)

Female Panda Now Head of Household (Post, Aug. 1, 2002)

National Zoo Cites Privacy Concerns in Its Refusal to Release Animal's Medical Records (Post, May 6, 2002)



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