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Video shows panda giving birth

Monday, July 08, 2013 - 01:26

July 8 - Taipei Zoo's giant panda Yuan Yuan gives birth to a female cub. Elly Park reports.

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The sound of a bundle of joy - as Yuan Yuan just gave birth to Taiwan's first baby giant panda. This remarkable video was released by Taipei Zoo, and shows how nine-year-old Yuan Yuan cares for her newborn right after giving birth. After years of failed attempts, she finally got pregnant with her baby girl from artificial insemination as natural pregnancies are rare with the species in captivity. The zoo's spokesperson Chang Chih-hua. SOUNDBITE: Taipei Zoo Secretary Chang Chih-Hua Saying (Mandarin) "We know there are three major difficulties with panda's reproduction, but we've managed to overcome two things -- get them in heat and let them give birth. Now, the next difficult thing is to take care of the panda baby and let it grow up." The zoo said they will ask the public to name the female cub. Her mother's name Yuan Yuan together with her mate's name, Tuan Tuan, means "reunification". The pair was a gift to Taiwan from China in 2008 as a cross-Taiwan Strait gesture of goodwill.

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Video shows panda giving birth

Monday, July 08, 2013 - 01:26