Cute Photo: Long-Awaited Puma Cub Makes Debut

Thomas Peter/Reuters/Landov

updated 06/01/2012 AT 9:00 AM ET

originally published 06/01/2012 AT 10:00 AM ET

This face was worth the wait.

Missoula doesn’t know this, but her caretakers at Berlin’s Tierpark Zoo have been waiting 22 years for a puma cub like her. It had been two decades since the zoo had a successful puma offspring.

She weighed just 1.2 lbs. at birth and had to be hand-reared by zoo staff. Now, this 7-week-old cub is big enough to explore her enclosure and meet the public.

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