Vienna shows off panda cub after rare natural birth

A still image from a monitoring camera shows giant panda mother Yang Yang holding her newborn cub inside a birth box at Schoenbrunn zoo in ViennaVIENNA (Reuters) – Weighing in at 100 grams (four ounces), pink-skinned and covered in white fur, Vienna's newest panda clung to its mother after a highly rare natural birth. Pictures showed the 10-centimetre (4-inch) cub nestled in paw of Giant Panda Yang Yang and being carried in her mouth at the city's Schoenbrunn zoo. Staff said it was only the third successful attempt to breed the endangered species naturally in Europe – the other two cubs also came into the world at the Vienna zoo and are now back in their home country China. …

August 16, 2013 5:42 pm

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