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Mei Xiang eats a bamboo breakfast January 6, 2014, inside her glass enclosure at the Smithsonian's National Zoo in Washington, D.C. (Paul J. Richards/AFP/Getty Images)
Mei Xiang eats a bamboo breakfast January 6, 2014, inside her glass enclosure at the Smithsonian's National Zoo in Washington, D.C. (Paul J. Richards/AFP/Getty Images)
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Only few days after its birth, the smaller of the two newborn panda cubs at the Smithsonian's National Zoo has died. Brandie Smith, associate director for animal care sciences at Smithsonian's National Zoo speaks with Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson about the death of the cub and why it is so difficult for twin pandas to survive.

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  • Brandie Smith, associate director for animal care sciences at Smithsonian's National Zoo.

This segment aired on August 27, 2015.

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