Hopes that the giant panda Mei Xiang will soon deliver a cub were bolstered Monday when Smithsonian’s National Zoo tweeted that its veterinarians had spied “exciting movements” during an ultrasound. “We hope to have a healthy cub in the coming days!” the Zoo wrote.
?? Keep your paws crossed! Today, Zoo veterinarians saw exciting movements during giant panda Mei Xiang’s ultrasound. Her fetus was kicking + swimming in the amniotic fluid, and its spine + blood flow were visible. We hope to have a healthy cub in the coming days! #PandaStory pic.twitter.com/kcTcHGvonI
— National Zoo (@NationalZoo) August 17, 2020