VISITORS: The David M. Rubenstein Family Giant Panda Habitat will be closed to keep a quiet area around female giant panda Mei Xiang’s den who is exhibiting signs of pregnancy or pseudopregnancy. Giant pandas Tian Tian and Bei Bei will be viewable in their outdoor yards until 2 p.m. daily. Read the full update.
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