The Taipei Zoo's new panda cub
Time to think pink!
The Taipei Zoo announced this weekend
that its female giant panda, Yuan Yuan, gave birth to a baby girl on July 6. The teeny, tiny gal – who weighs less than half a pound! – is being bottle fed mother's milk and carefully cared for
in an incubator.
Though she's only hours old, this pink-and-white ball of fluff is already a girl who knows what she wants. The zoo told Focus Taiwan
news channel that the newborn cries whenever she is hungry or needs to poop – both signs that she is healthy. The cub is the first for Yuan Yuan and dad Tuan Tuan, who were given to the zoo by China in 2008.
Click here to see video of the panda cub's birth.