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National Zoo to reveal panda cubs’ genders, detail on father

Animal keepers say the larger of the two cubs born last week continues to be healthy, active and nursing. They'll announce whether it's a boy or a girl, and which of two possible fathers is the lucky panda, later this morning.

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