IN PICTURES: Visitors go awww as baby panda born in Malaysia zoo makes public debut

Published: 26th May 2018 01:14 PM  |   Last Updated: 26th May 2018 01:30 PM  

Panda cub
A baby panda born in a Malaysian zoo five months ago made her public debut Saturday. (Photo | AP)
Panda cub
The female, which has not yet been named, is the second offspring of giant pandas Liang Liang and Xing Xing, both of which are on a 10-year loan to Malaysia since 2014. (Photo | AP)
Panda cub
The first cub, a female called Nuan Nuan born in August 2015, was sent back to China last November as part of a deal with Beijing to return cubs born in captivity at age 2. (Photo | AP)
Panda cub
Members of the media watched and filmed the cub in an air-conditioned enclosure at the national zoo through a glass shield. Zoologists said the healthy cub weighs 9 kilograms (19.8 pounds) and will face the public later Saturday. (Photo | AP)
Giant Panda
Zoo officials have said the giant panda pair broke the world record for a second baby in four years via natural reproduction. Malaysia's national zoo has invested hundreds of thousands of dollars on a panda complex including bamboo trees mimicking their natural habitat, after China loaned the cub's parents to mark 40 years of diplomatic relations with Malaysia. (Photo | AP)
Giant Panda
According to WWF, there are 1,864 giant pandas in the wild, living mainly in bamboo forests high in the mountains of western China and subsisting almost entirely on bamboo. (Photo | AP)
Giant Panda
The pair arrived just weeks after a Malaysian plane carrying 239 people, mostly Chinese citizens, disappeared in March 2014 while flying from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing. Chinese media at the time criticized the Malaysian government and Malaysia Airlines over their handling of the tragedy. The jet still hasn't been found. (Photo | AP)
Giant Panda
The giant panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca), also known as panda bear or simply panda, is a bear native to south central China.[1] It is easily recognized by the large, distinctive black patches around its eyes, over the ears, and across its round body. (Photo | AP)
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