POSTED: Monday, September 20, 2010 - 3:31am
UPDATED: Monday, September 20, 2010 - 3:33am
BEIJING (AP) -- An American-born panda gave birth to her eighth cub in southwest China, a rare accomplishment for the endangered species known for being poor breeders.
Hua Mei gave birth to a male cub at 3 a.m. on Friday at the Wolong China Giant Panda Research Center in Sichuan province, the official Xinhua News Agency said Friday. The cub weighed 5.7 ounces at birth. This brings the number of panda births at the Wolong center to 16 this year, equal to last year's total, the report said.