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 National Zoo welcomed two baby Sumatran tiger cubs on Monday! These tigers are critically endangered in the wild, so the births are a step toward conservation efforts.
The Zoo is giving Mom and babies time to bond, and they most likely won’t be on exhibit at the Zoo until the late fall. In the meantime, you can watch them grow on the Zoo’s tiger cub cams.
Read all about the cubs and the births.
Photo from the National Zoo.
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.