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Jenna Dixon

Giant Panda Cam - Smithsonian's National Zoo

Grades: 3rd Grade, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade
Subjects: Science

Student Instructions

Click on the link to view the live Panda Web Cam at the Smithsonian's National Zoo in Washington DC where you can watch the giant pandas Tian Tian, Mei Xiang and Xiao Qi Ji. Tian Tian (t-YEN t-YEN) is an adult male. His name means "more and more." Tian Tian has black "knee socks." The black band across his shoulders narrows in the middle, like a bow tie. His eye patches are shaped like kidney beans, and he has two black dots across the bridge of his nose. Mei Xiang (may-SHONG) is an adult female whose name means "beautiful fragrance." She has black hip-high "stockings" extending up her hind legs. The black band across her shoulders is wider in the middle than Tian Tian's. Her eye patches are oval, and a pale black band runs across the bridge of her nose. Xiao Qi Ji (SHIAU-chi-ji) is a male cub. He is smaller than his parents, Mei Xiang and Tian Tian, and his name translates as “little miracle” in English.