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BBC News – Panda cub dies at Washington’s National Zoo

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A week-old giant panda cub has died at Washington DC’s National Zoo, with the cause of its death not immediately apparent.

Zoo staff were alerted to the cub’s plight after its mother, Mei Xiang, was heard making sounds of distress.

The tiny cub was removed from the panda enclosure but attempts to revive it proved unsuccessful.

The zoo said the cub weighed just under 100g (3.5oz), and that there were no obvious signs of injury or infection.

In a statement, the zoo said: “We are broken-hearted to share that we have lost our little giant panda cub.

via BBC News – Panda cub dies at Washington’s National Zoo.

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Written by edparnell

September 23, 2012 at 9:22 pm

Posted in Animals, Sad

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