WATCH: Baby giant panda in Belgian zoo turns one month old

Posted March 24th, 2019 by admin and filed in 长沙夜网
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It was called a “true miracle” when giant panda Hao Hao gave birth to a male cub last month at the Pairi Daiza Zoo in Belgium. Now, the unnamed baby panda has reached its first milestone at one month old.

A video released by the zoo shows how much Baby P (as it is affectionately being called) has grown, showing signs of the characteristic black and white giant panda fur.

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Mom Hao Hao could be seen licking and nuzzling her cub in their private enclosure, a space which the zoo is live streaming onto screens to the public.

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Baby P now weighs 1.1 kilograms.

“They all looked astonished when they realized I weighed more than 1,100 grams,” the panda “wrote” on Facebook.

Giant pandas have a low reproductive rate in the wild and successfully breeding the species in captivity is notoriously difficult.

Last year, a baby giant panda died at the National Zoo in Washington, D.C., at just five days old.

The Toronto Zoo is currently home to twin baby giant pandas that were born in October last year. Jia Panpan and Jia Yueyue will move to the Calgary Zoo in 2018.

When Baby P was born, Pairi Daiza’s zoological director told the BBC that the newborn period was still risky for giant pandas, thus making this one-month anniversary a milestone.

According to National Geographic, there are only around 1,600 of the endangered species left in the wild.

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