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PARIS» Chi­nese gi­ant panda ex­perts and French zookeep­ers are work­ing to en­sure a panda cub’s sur­vival af­ter its twin died dur­ing the first-ever birth of the rare an­i­mal in France.

Im­ages re­leased Satur­day by the Beau­val Zoo, south of Paris, show mother Huan Huan en­velop­ing the cub and zoo han­dlers feed­ing it in an in­cu­ba­tor with a small bot­tle.

The pink, hair­less male weigh­ing five ounces is tiny com­pared to its 190-pound mother. She bore twins Fri­day, but the first­born was too weak to sur­vive. Huan Huan and part­ner Yuan Zi are on a 10-year loan from China.

Beau­val Zoo

A vet­eri­nar­ian holds a cub born to the panda Huan Huan at the Beau­val Zoo in Saint-aig­nan-surcher, south of Paris.

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