Second giant panda born in Malaysia makes public debut

Source: Xinhua| 2018-05-26 15:10:40|Editor: Li Xia
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A giant panda cub makes the first public appearance at the Malaysian national zoo near Kuala Lumpur May 26, 2018. The female cub, born in January, is the second offspring of its parents "Xing Xing" and "Liang Liang", both arriving in Malaysia from China in 2014. (Xinhua/Chong Voon Chung)

KUALA LUMPUR, May 26 (Xinhua) -- The second giant panda born in Malaysia made her first public appearance at the national zoo here on Saturday.

The four-month-old cub made her debut on a small platform set inside a room, in front of media cameras outside a glass window.

Her black-and-white fur is fully grown with the typical black eyes.

The female giant panda now weighs 9 kg and is in good health, said Zoo officials.

She will be meeting the public daily inside the room before joining her parents in the open display area in two to three months' time.

Bai Tian, Chinese ambassador to Malaysia, said he expects the baby giant panda to be another envoy to promote friendship between China and Malaysia. He also suggested to hold a online campaign to name the cub.

The baby panda, born in January, is the second offspring of her parents Xing Xing and Liang Liang who arrived in Malaysia in 2014. Their first-born, Nuan Nuan, who is also a female, returned to China in November last year after turning two-year-old.

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