Rare giant panda baby born at Vienna Zoo

Latest Update: August 8, 2016 | 183 Views

BERLIN (AP) — Vienna Zoo is celebrating the birth of a rare giant panda.

The baby bear was born Sunday to mother Yang Yang and father Long Hui. It’s their fourth cub, after Fu Long, Fu Hu and Fu Bao.

In a statement Monday, the zoo said its newest addition was just 10 centimeters (4 inches) long and weighed 100 grams (3.5 ounces) at birth.

A spokeswoman for Tiergarten Schoenbrunn, the zoo’s official name, said the panda will be named after 100 days.

Johanna Bukovsky said no other European zoo had managed to successfully breed giant pandas by natural means.

The zoo noted that about 40 percent of giant pandas don’t survive the first year.


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