- Texas man arrested for powder-letter hoax
- Islamic State opens ‘marriage bureau’ for single jihadists
- Drone almost blocks California firefighting planes
- Tornado rips off roofs, downs trees near Boston
- GOP: Environmental rules keeping agents from accessing border
- John Kerry: Millions displaced by religious fighting in 2013
- Federal appeals court rules against Virginia’s gay marriage ban
- White House says Russia ‘losing’ war in Ukraine
- Hamas turns to North Korea for weapons deal, Iran for money
- Syrian casualties surge as jihadis consolidate
Topic - Suzan Murray
The giant panda cub that died last month did not survive because of underdeveloped lungs and liver damage, National Zoo officials said Thursday.
The week-old giant panda cub that died at the National Zoo had a hard, discolored liver, and fluid floating freely in its abdomen, officials said Monday, conditions that might have contributed to its sudden death — but the exact cause can't be confirmed for several weeks.
Staff at the Smithsonian National Zoo were mourning Sunday as they announced the unexpected death of the giant panda cub born a week earlier.
A baby panda born Sunday night at the Smithsonian National Zoo delighted zoo officials, biologists and visitors to the park on Monday.
"The first thing [mother panda] Mei Xiang did was scoop up the cub," Dr. Murray said.