The National Zoo says its newest panda cub got a first checkup today and everything looks good so far. The cub was born Friday to the panda Mei Xiang. The tiny panda weighs about four-point-eight-ounces, which is normal for a newborn cub. Zoo officials say the cub is nursing and digesting well. It will be about two to three weeks before the zoo learns the cub's sex and paternity.
As for the second cub delivered by Mei Xiang Saturday night -- it was stillborn. Dr. Suzan Murray of the National Zoo says the cub was never alive and was deformed. Murray says Zoo staffers are disheartened but also thankful the first cub continues to do well: