NATIONAL ZOO PANDA CUB
Passed Away: September 23
His Memory: The National Zoo's celebration quickly turned to mourning when their week-old panda cub passed away. The animal appeared to be healthy at birth, responding to its mother. Zookeepers were heartbroken when they found the cub dead one morning, especially since the baby was a new hope for the species' conservation effort.
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