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National Zoo releases new images of baby giant panda

It takes time for baby pandas to look like their adult counterparts

Picture of giant panda baby taken Sept. 13, 2020.
Picture of giant panda baby taken Sept. 13, 2020. (National Zoo)

That’s a giant panda?

Yes! This is the baby born to Mei Xiang on Aug. 21 at the National Zoo in Washington, D.C.

Giant panda baby born Aug. 21, 2020 at the National Zoo. Picture taken on Sept. 13, 2020.
Giant panda baby born Aug. 21, 2020 at the National Zoo. Picture taken on Sept. 13, 2020. (National Zoo)

The pictures were taken during the 3-week-old baby’s first neonatal exam.

The little panda tips the scales at 634.8 grams—just under 1.5 pounds!

A full-grown giant panda weights up to 250 pounds, according to the zoo.


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