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Upgraded panda cams back online at national Zoo

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Access to panda-cams at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo is back after the cameras went dark in May due to upgrades.

Viewers can watch live video of Mei Xiang and Tian Tian in high-definition on any mobile device, tablet or computer without having to hit the refresh tab on the web page.

The Zoo’s panda team uses the panda cams to research and monitor both bears.

Team members are paying close attention to Mei Xiang. They detected a rise in her urinary progesterone. This means the end of the breeding season is close and Mei Xiang may give birth between 40 to 50 days.

Veterinarians are administering ultrasounds to examine her reproductive tract and find evidence of a fetus. Giant pandas’ fetuses do not form until the last weeks of gestation. It’s too early to detect a fetus.

The renovated panda-cam stations at the David Rubenstein Family Giant Panda Habitat feature bigger flat screen to watch the action.

LINK:http://nationalzoo.si.edu/animals/webcams/giant-panda.cfm


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