A baby giant panda was born at the National Zoo, mom Mei Xiang is "caring for her newborn attentively" [VIDEO]

"A precious giant panda cub has arrived!"

Amazing news on this Friday afternoon, from the Smithsonian National Zoo in Washington, DC.

"We're overjoyed to share that Mei Xiang gave birth at 6:35 p.m. and is caring for her newborn attentively. Positive mothering behaviors include nursing her cub and cuddling it close."

There's a live panda cam on the zoo website with a view of the newborn panda and mom, but the video stream is crashing right now, probably from too much demand.