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Media Advisory: Press Conference: Giant Panda Cub Death at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo

For Release: August 26, 2015

WHAT: The smaller giant panda cub died this afternoon shortly after 2 p.m. More information will be provided at a press conference. The larger cub appears to be strong, robust, behaving normally and is with mother Mei Xiang.

WHEN: Wednesday, Aug. 26, 4 p.m.

WHERE: Panda Plaza, 3001 Connecticut Avenue N.W.

Note: Park in the Bus Parking Lot

WHO: Dennis Kelly, director, Smithsonian's National Zoo

Don Neiffer, chief veterinarian, Smithsonian's National Zoo

Brandie Smith, associate director, Animal Care Sciences, Smithsonian's National Zoo

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