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Footage of giant panda birth in Taipei

A giant panda, one of a pair presented by China four years ago to mark a warming of ties with Taiwan, has given birth to a female cub at a Taipei zoo.

Nine-year-old Yuan Yuan delivered the cub on Saturday night, following artificial insemination in March.

It was said to be the seventh such attempt on Yuan Yuan in three years.

The zoo's secretary Chang Chih-hua said everyone who saw the birth process was very excited but felt a sense of responsibility.

Natural pregnancy among pandas is relatively rare.

  • 07 Jul 2013
  • From the section Asia
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