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National Zoo Panda Gives Birth to Twins

Giant panda fans got two tiny pieces of good news Saturday as the Smithsonian’s National Zoo in Washington announced the births of a pair of new panda cubs. The zoo announced the surprising second delivery by mother Mei Xiang late Saturday, about five hours after kicking off regionwide excitement with news of the first cub. The sexes of each newborn will be determined at a later date. In a lengthy statement following the first birth, the zoo said Mei Xiang reacted favorably to the...

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