The National Zoological Park's Panda House: A Visual Guide photos by finn corrigan

Mei Xiang is the zoo's female giant panda. She is the mother of Bei Bei, the famous panda cub who was taken back to China on Tuesday Nov. 19 after he turned four years old.

A staff member monitors the pandas' behavior. To watch them yourself, click the link below to go to the Giant Panda Cam.
Two visitors watch a video to learn more about the giant pandas. The Panda House features walls of information about Mei Xiang, Tian Tian and their species.
A group of elementary school students stop to visit Tian Tian. The National Zoological Park is a popular spot for local families and schools due to its educational programs and free admission.
Tian Tian (left) and Mei Xiang (right) take a nap. While they do not live in the same enclosure, the two pandas participate in a breeding program that is carried out in cooperation with China.