Mei Xiang

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Mei Xiang (may-SHONG) is a female Giant Panda born in 1998 at the China Conservation and Research Center for the Giant Panda in Wolong, Sichuan Province, China. She lives at the National Zoo in Washington D.C.

22 Aug, 2015

Twin pandas born

Birth

pandasThe National Zoo in Washington says Mei Xiang has had twins. Both cubs appear healthy. They are the 17-year-old panda’s third and fourth surviving offspring.

22 Jul, 1998

Mei Xiang born in Wolong, China

Birth

Mei Xiang is born in China Conservation and Research Center for the Giant Panda in Wolong, Sichuan Province. Her mother was Xue Xue and her father was Lin Nan; both parents were wild pandas. Her name means “beautiful fragrance.” She has black hip-high “stockings” extending up her hind legs. Her eye patches are oval, and a pale black band runs across the bridge of her nose.

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