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Sixth panda cub born at San Diego Zoo
 
Mei Xiang, the female giant panda at the Smithsonian's National Zoo in Washington, eats breakfast Monday, Dec. 19, 2011. The zoo announced a $4.5 million gift Monday to fund its giant panda reproduction program for five more years. Donator and philanthropist David M. Rubenstein, who is also co-founder and managing director of the Carlyle Group, said in a news conference, "There are probably 10 million species on the face of the earth, and I doubt that any one of those species is more popular and more belove
Mei Xiang, the female giant panda at the Smithsonian's National Zoo in Washington, eats breakfast Monday, Dec. 19, 2011. The zoo announced a $4.5 million gift Monday to fund its giant panda reproduction program for five more years. Donator and philanthropist David M. Rubenstein, who is also co-founder and managing director of the Carlyle Group, said in a news conference, "There are probably 10 million species on the face of the earth, and I doubt that any one of those species is more popular and more belove
AP Photo/Susan Walsh

Panda Bai Yun gave birth to her sixth cub at the San Diego Zoo on Sunday, a record for a giant panda mother at a breeding facility outside China. The is the fifth child for Bai Yun, 20, and her mate Gao Gao — the first pregnancy was through artificial insemination — and both the mother and the new 4-ounce cub appear to be doing well. Bai Yun and the unnamed cub will stay sequestered for a crucial "bonding period" for several months, but will be visible to viewers via the zoo's Panda Cam.

 

 

 

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