Last weekend, the Smithsonian National Zoo's resident panda, Mei Xiang, welcomed her second panda babe into the world.
But unfortunately, this little one was not able to survive a week later and has passed away Sunday.
Zookeepers found the dead panda next to mama Mei, who was vocalizing her distress. The staff tried to perform CPR to no avail.
The National Zoo had high hopes for the baby as Mei Xiang was described as the perfect panda mom. The newborn was Mei's first since Tai Shan in 2005.
[Image via AP Images.]
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