At almost two weeks old the National Zoo’s Giant Panda cub continues to thrive. Today it was announced that the cub is a girl and fathered by the Zoo’s male Giant Panda, Tian Tian. It was determined that he is also the father of the stillborn cub born 26 hours after the surviving cub. The stillborn fraternal twin was born with numerous gross abnormalities. The surviving cub appears to be feeding and growing well. She has not yet been named. More on the story here. You might be able to catch a glimpse of the cub on the National Zoo’s Panda Cam here.
It's a girl! National Zoo's panda cub thriving
written by Jeanine Martin September 5, 2013
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