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look at its lil’ belly!
Picture: Quirky China News / Rex Features (via Pictures of the day: 27 September 2012 - Telegraph)
Though we won’t be able to go visit the baby panda until after the new year, you might catch a glimpse on the panda cam!
Chinese tradition says to wait 100 days before naming the baby, so keep an eye out for the naming contest in a few months.
Mei Xiang, the mom panda, “is cradling her cub closely, and she looks so tired,” the zoo’s chief veterinarian said in a statement.
Dr. Pierre Comizzoli, the Gamete Biologist who artificially inseminated Mei Xiang told the press, “(Pandas) have a really short breeding season, but we have good techniques now that help us determine when they are ovulating. We were not hopeful because of problems with Mei Xiang in the last few years, but nature is fantastic.”
When asked how he felt about succeeding where the male panda failed, Dr. Comizzoli said, “It’s really satisfying, actually,” which generated a round of laughs.