The Smithsonian’s National Zoo in Washington DC recorded Tian Tian, a male pandas, happily eating some frozen sugar cane on Aug. 3.
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Fans watch the birthday girl enjoy a frozen treat — and keepers wait to see whether she’s going to have a baby.
8-year-old Damai gave birth to a cub on July 11 at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo.
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Mei Xiang, the 18-year-old giant panda, received two artificial inseminations Thursday.
The National Zoo’s giant female panda, Mei Xiang, is showing signs that she is of estrus, meaning she is ready to breed.
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Mei Xiang, who has birthed three cubs at the zoo, has been showing signs over the last few weeks of being in estrus.
Zoo officials say everything is going as planned.
The young — and popular — giant panda was born at the National Zoo in 2013.