Giant Panda Update Sep 2, 2013

Last night, Mei Xiang left her den at 10:37 p.m. to get a drink from the water in her enclosure for the first time since the cub was born. She drank for about two minutes before returning to the den and the cub. The panda team got a good look at the cub in the den and it looks great. You can see the beginnings of the black saddle on its back starting to show!
Mei Xiang and cub in straw in den