Giant panda gives birth in rain-soaked SW China

July 11, 2011 at 3:37 am Leave a comment

CHENGDU, July 7 (Xinhua) — A giant panda gave birth to a cub, which was said to be the first one in the world this year, on Thursday in rain-battered Sichuan Province.

The panda, nicknamed “Su Lin,” produced the cub at 12:36 p.m. at a semi-wild training ground in the Wolong Giant Panda Protection and Research Center, said its feeder.

Several hours later, the panda delivered a second but stillborn cub, according to the feeder.

As continuous heavy rains and mudslides damage roads and electric power facilities in Wolong, workers have been using diesel generators to ensure power supply for the center.

Su Lin was born at the San Diego Zoo in the United States in August 2005. The panda was transferred to the Bifengxia breeding base in the city of Ya’an in Sichuan in September 2010. In mid-June, the pregnant panda was released into the semi-wild training ground in Wolong to give birth there.

On Wednesday, provincial forestry authorities said a male wild giant panda, aged about 10, drowned in the township of Yingxiu in Sichuan. They said the panda probably drowned after it was swept into a section of the Minjiang River by rain-triggered floods and mudslides.

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