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Sloth Bear Cub Raised By Hand After The Mother Eats TWO Of Its Siblings!!

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We're just glad the little cub is safe!!

Just born in December, a tiny sloth bear cub is now having to be hand-raised at the National Zoo — and not because she's super adorable and everyone wants to help take care of her!

It's because her mother left her alone to go off and

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National Zoo's Baby Panda Has Died…

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Sad…

Last weekend, the Smithsonian National Zoo's resident panda, Mei Xiang, welcomed her second panda babe into the world.

But unfortunately, this little one was not able to survive a week later and has passed away Sunday.

Zookeepers found the dead panda next to mama Mei, who was vocalizing her distress. The staff tried to perform CPR to no avail.

The National Zoo had high hopes for the baby as Mei Xiang was described as the perfect panda mom. The newborn was Mei's first since Tai Shan in 2005.

R.I.P.

[Image via AP Images.]

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National Zoo's Giant Panda Is Now A Proud Mama For Second Time!

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Congratulations Mei Xiang!!!!!

The Smithsonian National Zoo got a BIG suprise this weekend as their resident giant panda gave birth to a cub.

Mei Xiang is now the proud mama of a healthy babe, after FIVE false pregnancies.

Mei's first cub, Tai Shan, gained rockstar acclaim before being returned to China. The National Zoo is required to return cubs birthed from their loaned pandas to their maiden country.

No one will be able to contact the babes for the next few months.

Not bad for a mama who was only given a 10 percent chance to breed!

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Betty White Is Headed To The White House National Zoo!

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Betty White has always been a fan of animals and now she's headed to DC to take that fandom to the MAX!

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Elephant Plays The Harmonica At The National Zoo!

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Do we have an America's Got Talent contestant?! LOLz!

Shanthi, an Asian elephant at the National Zoo, has some serious music skillz.

The keepers at the zoo give this gentle giant a harmonica and presto! She comes out with a few very powerful tunes.

And knowing that her fans are listening, this diva ALWAYS give a big crescendo at the end!

Check out the video (above) to hear Shanthi's little ensemble!

Most talented elephant EVA!

Sorry, Dumbo…HA!

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