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Giant panda in Malaysia gives birth to second cub

19 January 2018

A giant panda cub was born in a Malaysian zoo on Wednesday. It was the second cub to be born from a pair of giant pandas on loan from China. Giant pandas arrived in Malaysia from China in 2014, as part of China's "panda diplomacy" under which friendly countries get a pair of the animals to help with breeding and conservation work. The public will be asked to suggest names for the cub, with China and Malaysia making a decision based on a short list.