A smaller of two panda cubs born to giant panda Mei Xiang died on Wednesday. The cub was   fed from a bottle at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo after its birth last weekend. Photograph: Reuters

The smaller of twin panda cubs born over the weekend to giant panda Mei Xiang died on Wednesday after experiencing respiratory difficulty, Washington’(...)

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The giant panda cub born at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo is pictured receiving an exam from animal care staff. The cub weighs 137 grammes. Photograph: Courtney Janney, Smithsonian’s National Zoo/Handout/Reuters

A panda at Washington DC’s National Zoo who is tending to her squealing newborn cub also gave birth to a stillborn cub.That cub was not fully formed a(...)