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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