Caught on camera: The amazing moment a giant panda gives birth

A giant panda, Yuan Yuan, gave birth to her fourth panda cub after three hours of labor on Saturday. The birth and footage of the new baby have been caught on video.

The tiny pink cub (who is blind and has no teeth) has been examined by veterinarians at the Chengdu Panda Base (in southwest China) and placed in an incubator.

The new panda was conceived through natural mating ”which Chinese media say is relatively rare in captivity where most pandas are inseminated artificially,” Sky News (Australia) reports. Pandas ovulate only once a year and can only be impregnated in a two to three day period.

Yuan Yuan last gave birth to a set of twins in 2010. The new cub’s gender will not be known for about two more months; its fur will change into the panda’s distinct black and white coloring in about a month.

Pandas are very difficult to breed as females ovulate only once a year and can only become impregnated in a two to three day period.

There are about1600 pandas living in the wild in China, mostly in the Sichuan state, and about 300 are found in captivity, Reuters reports

VIDEO Panda Birth Caught on Film

Responses to "Giant panda gives birth in China (Video)"

  1. Anonymous says:

    This is amazing

  2. Anonymous says:

    Why is she not with her mommy? She is looking for her and I hope you are just checking her out. She is adorable!

  3. Anonymous says:

    No baby should be separated from its mother after birth. All mammals experience abandonement when this is done and it leads to many problems later on. It is especially critical in human. All creatures separated from the mother too early after birth, experience and record abandonment for the rest of their lives...

  4. Anonymous says:

    The baby should be with its. mommy.. Amazing but she should be.

  5. How come they didn't have straw or blankets? That poor baby fell on bare cement flooring :(

  6. Anonymous says:

    I too hope baby goes back to Mom once it's checked out!!! Feeling bad for Mom and baby!

  7. Anonymous says:

    I think the zoo keepers know what they are doing. and the little baby is very aorable

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