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Mao Mao Gives Birth at Chengdu


At 5:07 am local time Mao Mao the giant panda who was used for the basis of the 2008 Olympic Mascot Jing Jing gave birth to a 170g Giant Panda Cub.

Mao Mao gave birth to twins in 2008 and had difficulty in nursing the cubs, this time she has shown good parenting skills.

With this birth the total number of Giant Pandas at the Chengdu Panda Research Centre to 98.

Well done to Mao Mao and all the staff at Chengdu Panda Research Centre.