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France's first panda cub makes its public debut

France's first panda cub makes its public debut
From BBC - January 13, 2018

The first panda cub to be born in France has made its public debut five months after its birth.

Yuan Meng, which means "making a dream come true" in Chinese, is the star attraction at Beauval zoo in central France.

Visitors travelled from all over the country to catch a first glimpse of the cub on Saturday.

Brigitte Macron, the wife of the French president, named him in December.

The zoo's veterinarian said the cub had been visiting his new enclosure for a 10-day familiarisation process, but this was the first time he had been shown to the public.

One visitor from the Paris region told the AFP news agency: "We felt we took part in a historic moment. We got up at 3:00 in the morning. My son absolutely wanted to see the cub."

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