The giant panda Mei Xiang relaxes in the sun in her area prior to a press conference regarding the cause of the recent death of the newborn giant panda cub at the Smithsonian National Zoological Park in Washington, D.C., Thursday, Oct. 10, 2012. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

Photo by: ROD LAMKEY JR

The giant panda Mei Xiang relaxes in the sun in her area prior to a press conference regarding the cause of the recent death of the newborn giant panda cub at the Smithsonian National Zoological Park in Washington, D.C., Thursday, Oct. 10, 2012. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)