Mei Xiang, the zoo's female giant panda, is a mother once again! At 5:32 Friday evening Mei Xiang, the zoo's 15-year old female panda, gave birth to a cub.

The first post-natal checkup for DC's newest celebrity has had good results. Veterinarians and zookeepers at the zoo say the cub appears to be healthy. 

For a glimpse of the baby and the proud Mama...check out the Panda Cam

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