In 2016 A Panda At A Belgian Zoo Gave Birth To A Healthy Male Cub

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A panda brought all the way from China delivered one of the most precious gifts to Pairi Daiza wildlife park in Belgium – a newborn cub. Cameras captured the birth on film, as well as the keepers’ tears when they saw the tiny pink cub writhing and crying.

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The plight of the panda has been on the radar of conservationists and animal lovers for more than half a century. The species was at risk of extinction – in 2016, the same year the Belgian zoo had its cub, there were only 1,864 giant pandas in the world. They had lost much of their natural habitat to human impingement.