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Baby Panda Born at Tokyo’s Ueno Zoo

A panda has been born at a Tokyo zoo for the first time in 24 years. Tokyos popular Ueno Zoo says the panda was born Thursday to Shin Shin, a 7-year-old brought to Japan from China just before Japans devastating earthquake and tsunami last year.The gender of the baby panda was not immediately known. Zoo officials say the baby and the new mother appear to be in good health, but theyll be monitoring them around the clock.

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Pandas to arrive to Ueno Zoo in February

A pair of giant pandas to be leased from China will arrive at Tokyo’s Ueno Zoo in February, sources said Saturday.

The giant pandas will be the zoo’s first since Ling-Ling, a male panda, died in April 2008, and follows a deal between the Tokyo Metropolitan Government and China to borrow the popular animals for 10 years.

One of the pandas is a male named Bili, and the other is a female called Xiannu.

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