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2005-08-02 12:12:07

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - It's a boy -- a quick peek at the baby panda born last month at Washington's National Zoo showed it is a male, the zoo said on Tuesday.

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2005-07-28 18:00:00

The stork is on its way back to the San Diego Zoo's giant panda habitat. Zoo officials announced Thursday that the 13-year-old panda, Bai Yun, is pregnant again, with twins.

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2005-07-10 16:41:01

Giant panda Mei Xiang appeared to be nursing her day-old cub on Sunday, a positive sign of survival for a tiny bear susceptible to malnutrition, bacterial infection and even the lumbering of its 250-pound mother.

2005-07-09 19:53:11

By Doina Chiacu WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A panda cub the size of a stick of butter was born early Saturday at the National Zoo (in Washington), the first for the pair of endangered bears now living there and a milestone for the zoo. Mei Xiang gave birth at 3:41 a.m.

2005-07-09 07:40:00

The National Zoo's giant panda Mei Xiang gave birth early Saturday to a squealing, vigorous cub that was conceived through artificial insemination. The typical cub weighs 3 ounces to 5 ounces and is about the size of a stick of butter.


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bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.