Image description: A baby panda was born Friday, August 23, at Smithsonian’s National Zoo in Washington, D.C.
The baby cub weighed in at 4.8 ounces. During the cub’s first exam on Sunday, veterinarians observed the cub was breathing normally and was having no problems with eating or digestion.
The panda cub’s sex and paternity won’t be known for another few weeks.
Image description: The sloth bear cub, Hank, recently made his public debut at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo. He is the first sloth bear born at the Zoo in seven years.
Hank and his mother, Hana, have spent the past six months in a den near the Asia Trail exhibit. Now that he is adept at climbing, the Zoo’s animal care staff are confident he can conquer the yard’s complex climbing structures and varied terrain.
Photo from Smithsonian’s National Zoo. View more photos of Hank.
Image description: Ambika is an Asian elephant that lives at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo. She was given to the Zoo as a gift from the children of India in 1961.
Meet Ambika and the other elephants.
Photo by Mehgan Murphy, Smithsonian’s National Zoo