Panda Mei Xiang Gives Birth to Cub

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0  Updated at 6:13 am, September 17th, 2012 By: ABC Digital
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Alex Wong/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Mei Xiang, 14, the giant female panda at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo in Washington, D.C., has given birth to a panda cub, according to the zoo.

Chief veterinarian Suzan Murray said the unnamed cub was born at about 10:46 p.m. Sunday night.

“Mother and cub are doing great,” Murray said on Monday on Good Morning America from the zoo. “We are so excited here at the Smithsonian National Zoo to have this cub.”

This is Mei Xiang’s second birth as the result of artificial insemination. She gave birth to her first cub, Tai Shan, in 2005. Tian Tian, 15, is the father of both of Mei Xiang’s cubs.

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