Giant panda Mei Xiang gave birth to a cub at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo on Aug. 21. Celebrate this momentous birth by adopting a giant panda today!
Adopt a Species to give the perfect gift to the conservationist in your life — even if the conservationist is you.
The giant panda has come to symbolize the plight of the world's vanishing wildlife. There are only about 1,800 giant pandas living in the wild in China. The Smithsonian's National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute has been at the forefront of giant panda conservation, working with Chinese partners to protect the panda's natural habitat.
When you symbolically adopt an animal, you support Friends of the National Zoo in its efforts to help the Smithsonian's National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute save species.