Zoo spokeswoman Pamela Baker-Masson confirmed in an email that Mei Xiang (may-SHONG) gave birth to the cub at 5:35 p.m. If the cub survives, it would be the 17-year-old panda’s third surviving offspring.
She gave birth to that cub’s twin around 10:35 at night.
Mei Xiang’s first cub, Tai Shan, was born in 2005. Her second cub, Bao Bao, turns 2-years-old on Sunday.
Update: she gave birth to a 4th cub, the fist cub’s twin around 10:35 pm Saturday night.