Mei Xiang and Tai Shan

Photo Credit: Courtesy of Smithsonian’s National Zoo August 1, 2005
April 1, 2010
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Photo Credit: Courtesy of Smithsonian’s National Zoo August 1, 2005

At three weeks old, the giant panda cub takes a nap nestled in the arms of its mother, Mei Xiang. The National Zoo’s animal care staff noted the cub’s frequent grunting, which is believed to correlate with nursing.