The Severnth Panda Cub in June of 2018 Born in Chengdu
Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding welcomed its seventh panda cub this year. Coming with the news from the undergoing World Cub, news about the birth of new panda cubs also come one after another. According to Xinhua News on June 17, Chengdu Research Base welcomed its Seventh Panda cub on June 16th this year. All the seven cubs were born in this month.
The new born baby panda is a male, weighing 161 gram. The mother of the new born baby is called Kelin whom has been reported for watching the mating video learn how to mate. In 2013, Kelin and male panda called Yongyong failed in their natural mating due to the fact the Kelin was inexperienced at that time and did not understand courtship from Yongyong. So the staff from Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding showed her short mating video of other pandas. In the end of 2013, the news was selected by Time Magazine as the best photo of that year.
Once the cub was born, Kelin shows signs of a good mother. She took the cub to her arms, keep licking the baby. According to the keeper of Kelin, at 12:20 in the afternoon of 16th,Kelin shows strong signs of birth and at 17:53 she gave a birth to the cub. The new-born cub is big in size and resonant. (Photos from Xinhua News)