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Media Advisory: Smithsonian’s National Zoo to Announce Giant Panda Cub Sex and Paternity Tomorrow

For Release: September 4, 2013

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WHAT: The Smithsonian's National Zoo will announce the sex and paternity of the

giant panda cub born at the National Zoo Aug. 23, and the second stillborn cub.

WHO: Pierre Comizzoli, reproductive biologist

Jesus Maldonado, research scientist

Brandie Smith, senior curator of mammals and giant pandas

Marty Dearie, giant panda keeper

WHEN: 9 a.m.

WHERE: The lower viewing area of the David M. Rubenstein Family Giant Panda

Habitat. The Panda Habitat is located on Asia Trail, diagonal from the Bus

Parking lot. (Note: Media can park in the Bus Parking Lot.)

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