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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.