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Male Panda Cub Thriving at Washington's National Zoo

The National Zoo in Washington announced Friday the surviving cub born to resident pandas Mei Xiang and Tian Tian last week is male. Mei Xiang gave birth to fraternal twins last Saturday, but the smaller cub — also a male fathered by Tian Tian — died on Wednesday.   Zoo official Wendy Smith told reporters the surviving cub is thriving.   "Best of all, what we see is when the cub squeals, Mei pays attention," said Smith. "So we know she's taking care of...

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