Giant Panda Cub Born In Chimelong Safari Park

Meet the New Giant Panda Cub!

He was born in China on July 12.

Welcome to the world! A giant panda cub was born in Chimelong Safari Park in Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, China, on July 12. A male, he's the son of Long Long, one of the adult females at the park, which is China's largest eco-zoo. (Per Chinese tradition, he won't get a name until he's 100 days old.) Here, some photos of the little guy. Above: The cub getting checked out in his incubator on July 25.

HAIR APPARENT VCG/VCG via Getty Images HAIR APPARENT When cubs are first born, they are pink with barely any hair. But by weeks 1 and 2, they start to grow some fur and get glimmers of the panda's familiar white-and-black pattern. NAP TIME VCG/VCG via Getty Images NAP TIME A beloved symbol in their native China, giant pandas were taken off the endangered list by the International Union for Conservation of Nature in 2016, which noted that the wild population of pandas jumped to 1,864 in 2014 from 1,596 in 2004. China's forestry agency, however, disputed the change, emphasizing how vulnerable those populations were.

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ALL GROWN AFP/AFP/Getty Images ALL GROWN Long Long as a six-month-old cub in 2014 at the Chimelong Safari Park. There are over 300 pandas in captivity around the world. HEAT WAVE China News Service/VCG via Getty Images HEAT WAVE Another resident of the Chimelong Safari Park, Qin Qin, eats ice with frozen fruit during a heat wave on May 28. HE'S A KEEPER China News Service/VCG via Getty Images HE'S A KEEPER Qin Qin with a park worker. TRIO TPG/Getty Images TRIO Chimelong Safari Park is also home to the world's only known triplet pandas. They were born in 2014.



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