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Giant panda cub is born

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The birth of a giant panda cub has been caught on camera at Oji Zoo in Kobe, Japan.

The baby is the first to be successfully bred in Japan through artificial semination in two decades.

The newborn is 25 centimetres long and weighs 100 grammes. Its sex is not yet known.

Pictures courtesy of Kobe Oji Zoo.

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