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Welcome to the Smithsonian's National Zoo's Panda Cams, where you can watch giant pandas Tian Tian, Mei Xiang and Xiao Qi Ji. Toggle between Panda Cam 1 and Panda Cam 2 using the tabs at the top of the video player for the full experience.
Mei Xiang gave birth to a precious male giant panda cub named Xiao Qi Ji (SHIAU-chi-ji) Aug. 21, 2020. Have a question about what you're seeing on the Panda Cam? Check the Panda Cub FAQs, and sign up for the Giant Panda Bulletin to get the latest panda cub news straight to your inbox.
Giant pandas are native to central China and have come to symbolize vulnerable species. As few as 1,864 giant pandas live in their native habitat, while another 600 pandas live in zoos and breeding centers around the world.