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First panda cub born in France makes public debut

First panda cub born in France makes public debut

First panda cub born in France makes public debut

Written by Nathasha De Alwis

14 Jan, 2018 | 7:33 am

Five-month-old Yuan Meng, the first giant panda cub born in France, made its public debut yesterday at the Beauval Zoo in Saint-Aignan, central France.

The male baby panda, born on Aug. 4, appeared alongside its mother Huan Huan behind a glass wall in their lavish home adorned with Chinese lanterns and rockeries, amid cheers.

The name “Yuan Meng”, meaning “the realization of a dream” in Chinese, was given to the baby panda in December at a ceremony attended by its “Godmother”, France’s First Lady Brigitte Macron.

A large group of fans were attracted to the zoo to get a first glimpse of the panda cub. Hundreds of people were seen lined up at the entrance around 9:00, an hour before the zoo opened.