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Giant Panda News 

October 22, 2012

Dear [[First_Name]],

We would like to again thank the visitors and panda fans from around the world who have sent condolences during this difficult time. The kind words and cards, especially those from the littlest panda fans, have helped to brighten the mood at the David M. Rubenstein Family Giant Panda Habitat. As keepers, we were excited for Mei Xiang to experience motherhood again and for Zoo staff and visitors alike to experience all of the joy that a growing giant panda cub brings. But now we look toward the future. Mei is completely back to normal. She’s been eating all of her bamboo and produce.

Over the past several months a few of our veterinarians and scientists have traveled to the new Wildlife Disease Control Center site in China. We’ll bring you their stories from the field and news about giant panda conservation work in China in our upcoming updates. Stay tuned!

Thank you so much for your interest in giant pandas and the Smithsonian's National Zoo!

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