It's a girl! Tests reveal gender of giant panda born in US zoo
WASHINGTON (REUTERS) - A rare giant panda born two weeks ago at the Smithsonian National Zoo is female, zoo officials announced on Thursday.
The cub appears to be in good health, with a round belly and loud cries, said Ms Jen Zoon, a zoo spokesman. The cub's gender was not immediately known after its birth on Aug 23, but tests by Smithsonian scientists proved it was female.
The cub, which has yet to be named, was born to 15-year-old panda Mei Xiang in the US national zoo and tests showed the father is 16-year-old Tian Tian of the same zoo.
"Mei Xiang is attentive when it cries, so she's being a very good mom," the spokesman said.