A baby panda appeared in public for the first time on Monday in Chimelong Safari Park in south China’s Guangdong Province, of which her mother Tingting was moved to Guangdong Province from earthquake-hit southwest area seven years ago.
This 23-day-old female baby panda was born at a weight of 170 kilograms. Under good care, she weighs 865 kilograms now.
Born in Sichuan Province, Tingting came to Guangdong at the age of three. It is also the first time that Tingting gave birth. When she met her baby for the first time, she was very happy and cautious.
“Tingting was mother for the first time, so she was a little lost and upset. However, when the baby panda rolled on the floor and yelled, she regained her motherhood. She came over to hold her baby in the mouth carefully,” said Chen Shuqing, a panda breeder.
The baby panda is the fifth survived one born in south China in three years. As panda is an animal who lives in Mountains with high altitude, it was not easy for panda to give birth in south China city like Guangzhou with low altitude, high heat and humidity. The birth of this baby panda means that panda can also give birth with high survival rate in subtropical area, which is a breakthrough in the breeding and protection of panda.
“It may be in coincidence that baby panda was born for the first year. As we have had survived baby panda for three continuous years, it means that the technology and environment building work were successful,” said Dong Guixin, general manager of Guangzhou Chimelong Safari Park.