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As two women look on, giant panda Mei Xiang relaxes in the sun in her area at the National Zoo in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 10, 2012, prior to a press conference regarding the cause of the recent death of the panda's newborn cub. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

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Giant panda Mei Xiang eats a frozen fruit treat in her area at the National Zoo in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 10, 2012, prior to a press conference regarding the cause of the recent death of the panda's newborn cub. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

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The giant panda Mei Xiang relaxes in the sun in her area prior to a press conference regarding the cause of the recent death of the newborn giant panda cub at the Smithsonian National Zoological Park in Washington, D.C., Thursday, Oct. 10, 2012. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

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Mei Xiang, the female giant panda at the Smithsonian Institution's National Zoo in Washington, eats breakfast in December 2001. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

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Mei Xiang, the female giant panda at the Smithsonian Institution's National Zoo in Washington, eats breakfast in December 2001. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

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Mei Xiang, the female giant panda at the Smithsonian Institution's National Zoo in Washington, eats breakfast in December 2001. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

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Mei Xiang, the female giant panda at the Smithsonian Institution's National Zoo in Washington, eats breakfast in December 2001. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

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Mei Xiang, the female giant panda at the Smithsonian Institution's National Zoo in Washington, eats breakfast in December 2001. Mei Xiang has given birth to a cub following five consecutive pseudopregnancies in as many years. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

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Mei Xiang, the female giant panda at the Smithsonian Institution's National Zoo in Washington, eats breakfast in December 2001. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

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Volunteer Pedro Fritz monitors giant pandas Tien Tien (bottom left) and Mei Xiang (bottom right) over live video feeds at the National Zoo on Sunday. Mei Xiang was artificially inseminated and it's not yet known if she is pregnant. (Pratik Shah/The Washington Times)

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Female giant panda Mei Xiang eats bamboo at the National Zoo. Zoo-goers hope she will give birth to a sibling for Tai Shan. (Associated Press)