Panda mother Bai Yun breaks record with 6th cub — public can see the baby via Panda Cam

via The San Diego Zoo blog

Panda mother Bai Yun immediately cuddles her cub after birth.

A 20-year-old giant panda has given birth at the San Diego Zoo, and it's a record. Officials say it's the sixth cub born at the zoo to Bai Yun, the most at a breeding facility outside of China.

It will be a while before Bai Yun and the new cub are on display, but the public can get a glimpse of them on the Panda Cam at the zoo's website.

Zookeepers and researchers watched the birth Sunday afternoon via a closed circuit camera mounted inside the birthing den.

In a blog post, zoo officials say Bai Yun immediately scooped the cub into her arms and comforted the newborn.

Because of Bai Yun's advanced age, the pregnancy was considered high risk, but zookeepers say mother and baby are doing fine.

The sex of the cub won't be known for several months.

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