Giant panda Mei Xiang artificially inseminated at National Zoo, officials say

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.