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Panda Birth Prompts Exuberant Tweeting

In lieu of cards, panda lovers send tweets.

It’s no surprise that the National Zoo’s news of a panda birth was greeted with exuberance
on Twitter. The postings of congratulations have been nonstop since the announcement
early Monday morning. The trend, of course, is to praise the mother, Mei Xiang, on
her second successful birth after five pseudopregnancies. Also there’s some curiosity
about names. Here’s a random sampling of the panda-monium on Twitter.