OMG, I can’t believe this! I’m not sure that they’d announced it earlier, because apparently the birth occurred at around 4 AM EDT, but they just had it on the local NBC cut from the Weekend Today show. They have had a birth watch on the female panda (lol naturally the female :smack:) for the past several weeks, 24/7, and last night had said that they were down to the last few days. Panda pregnancies, rare as they are, are apparently quite difficult to detect and many times it’s a pseudo pregnancy. But this time it was for real!
Well you can count me in among the folks who will be heading to the National Zoo to see the cub, as soon as they will allow it, that is! I’ll probably wait until the huge crowds have quieted down a bit but I’ve got to see the panda cub.