The Courier-Mail

CUB PANDERS TO MILLIONS AS GLOBAL FANS TUNE IN

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WASHINGTON: He’s a not-sogiant panda who has captured the world’s attention and clogged the internet as millions of followers try to see the tiniest new resident at the US capital’s National Zoo.

Born to giant panda mother Mei Xiang two weeks ago, the all-white, unnamed male cub is likely to grow up fast. Adults can grow to up to 1.9m and males can weigh up to 160kg.

StaffSt ff f from the Smithsonia­n’s National Zoo and Conservati­on Biology Institute said he looked healthy, was gaining weight and was starting to get his black markings.

The zoo’s “pandacam” has experience­d a major increase in traffic since the birth of the cub and his twin, who later died.

Giant pandas give birth to twins in about half of pregnancie­s. In the wild, usually only one survives.

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