WASHINGTON (FOX 5 DC) - Exciting news at the National Zoo in Washington, D.C. where giant panda Mei Xiang was artificially inseminated overnight.
Officials tweeted the news early Friday morning saying it will take three to six months to know for sure if Mei Xiang is pregnant.
Mei Xiang has given birth to three surviving panda cubs with Tian Tian, all of which were born at the National Zoo. Her first cub Tai Shan now lives in China. Her second cub, Bao Bao also was relocated to China. Her third cub, Bei Bei will move to China when he turns 4-years-old.
In 2018, Mei Xiang experienced a pseudopregnancy.
🐼 We artificially inseminated #MeiXiang overnight! It will be three to six months before we know if she is pregnant. ➡️ MORE: https://t.co/jeOSwAPkBV #PandaStory@FONZNationalZoo pic.twitter.com/57VLdggWX0— National Zoo (@NationalZoo) March 29, 2019