Japanese Zoo Releases First Footage of Newest Baby Panda

Ueno Zoo in Tokyo, Japan just released the footage of its newborn, two-month old baby panda – the first panda born in the zoo in five years.

The clip showed the unnamed cub growing well and becoming fluffy, according to Japan Times. It also featured the baby panda playing with her mother, Shin Shin, as well as napping and crawling. Zoo officials said it will take another month before the cub will be able to carry her own weight, and walk on all fours.

“The baby panda is now fluffy with increasing body hair,” Ueno Zoo director, Yutaka Fukuda, said during a news conference on Monday. “She will grow even cuter as more panda-like characteristics begin to emerge.”

Shin Shin made the rare delivery in June. The joyous moment has attracted massive media attention as well as excitement from the public. Because of that, the zoo had decided to allow the public to name the cub. It has received over 250,000 of submissions and the official name is set to be announced in September.

The unnamed cub, according to zoo officials, has just turned 60 days old on Friday. She weighs 3,010.4 grams (or 6.6 pounds) and she is 43.9 cm (17.3 inches) long.

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