giant panda

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Recent Examples on the Web Vision, sightedness, is coming to the six-week-old giant panda cub, a keeper said. Martin Weil, Washington Post, "Panda cub seems about to undergo eye-opening experience," 4 Oct. 2020 Those species range from the clouded leopard (above left) to the giant panda (right) to the world’s last 30 Hainan black crested gibbons. Glenna Gordon, National Geographic, "How this technology is saving lions," 3 Sep. 2020 As for how the zoo is preparing to welcome the newborn, the animal care team has converted their office into a giant panda cub nursery. Maria Pasquini, PEOPLE.com, "Baby Panda Seen ‘Kicking and Swimming' on Mom Mei Xiang's Ultrasound, National Zoo Says," 21 Aug. 2020 With the newest cub, Mei Xiang, 22, is now the oldest giant panda in the United States to give birth, and the second oldest ever in the world, the zoo said. Ryan W. Miller, USA TODAY, "It's a boy: Watch the National Zoo's panda cub crawl and squeak in cutest moments so far," 6 Oct. 2020 The National Zoo said Monday that its six-week-old giant panda cub is a male. Washington Post, "It’s a boy! National Zoo reveals the gender of its new panda cub.," 5 Oct. 2020 On Thursday evening, the National Zoo’s female giant panda went to get a drink of water. Martin Weil, Washington Post, "Zoo’s giant panda allows glimpses of her newborn cub," 30 Aug. 2020 The giant panda has given birth successfully three other times. Haley Victory Smith, Washington Examiner, "National Zoo's giant panda Mei Xiang becomes oldest giant panda in the US to give birth successfully," 21 Aug. 2020 Keepers report that giant panda Mei Xiang and her newborn had a successful first night. Michael Brown-palsgrove, Laurie Thompson, Smithsonian Magazine, "Top 10 Giant Panda Cub Cam Moments," 21 Aug. 2020

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1920, in the meaning defined above

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“Giant panda.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/giant%20panda. Accessed 27 Oct. 2020.

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