Giant panda gives birth

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Professor Steve Steve reports that his distant relative Mei Xiang gave birth to a cub at the National Zoo yesterday. NPR reports that the zoo did not know that the panda was pregnant until recently, when, according to Professor Steve Steve, she told her keepers that she “might be just a little bit pregnant.” Reuters reports that scientists will shortly perform a paternity test. You may see a webcam shot of the giant panda here.

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If they do manage to finger (er, thumb?) the father, will he have to pay child support?

The babies have such cute little “thumbs.”

Wait a minute, I don’t think the IDiots have explained them yet–or anything else in biology.

Glen Davidson

Professor Steve Steve, you’re really in trouble now!

How is it that Professor Steve Steve is not on The List of Steves at Project Steve ??

Even if we can’t count him twice it’s still too delicious to pass up.

Rikki_Tikki_Taalik said:

How is it that Professor Steve Steve is not on The List of Steves at Project Steve ??

Even if we can’t count him twice it’s still too delicious to pass up.

*sigh*

Nevermind, I hadn’t quite thought that through …

Steven L. Stephenson***** Research Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Arkansas Ph.D., Botany, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Masked Panda: The article you link to says there were two cubs, one born Friday, the other Saturday.

How is it that Professor Steve Steve is not on “The List of Steves” at Project Steve ??

Nah, a thing like that would have strings attached.

Incase you haven’t heard it’s a girl, they have found this out by analyzing a fragment of the of the zinc finger protein gene twice, and dad is Tian Tian, it seems to be well and all white. Her twin was a girl and same dad but was still born. Mei Xiang only seems to want to drink apple water and is having a good rest.

So is Tian going to be paying child support? ;)

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