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Adopt a Giant Panda Mom & Cub

We were all so excited when we learned that giant panda Mei Xiang gave birth to a cub at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo on Aug. 21. You can celebrate this momentous birth by adopting a giant panda mom and cub today!

Bring a pair of giant pandas — one a little less giant than the other — into your home! This special limited edition $85 Adopt package includes a mom and cub plush, a brand-new card commemorating the birth, an additional panda postcard, a certificate, and a Build a Zoo Animal card. It's easy to show your support for your favorite animal, both here at the Zoo and around the world.

Adopt a Species to give the perfect gift to the animal lover in your life — even if the animal lover is you. 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.