Birmingham Zoo red panda give birth to stillborn cub

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) -- The Birmingham Zoo confirms that the pregnant female red panda gave birth to a stillborn cub Thursday night.

In a Facebook post, the zoo said the red panda, named Sorrel, went into labor and proceeded to give birth to the cub.

Zoo staff said that after examinations, it was determined the cub was free of trauma and had developed normally with no obvious cause of the stillbirth.

Zoo staff also reviewed camera footage last night and saw that Sorrel had done everything she could after it was born, including grooming and curling next to it. 

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