There’s no paws for an ac­tive young­ster

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FRANCE’S first baby panda has made his grand pub­lic en­trance by act­ing like many five-month-olds – climb­ing all over his mother, who just wanted to rest in­stead.

Af­ter be­ing hid­den from view since his birth in Au­gust, the panda named Yuan Meng left his den at the week­end for his first pub­lic ap­pear­ance.

He end­lessly crawled over his mother, Huan Huan, who at one point gath­ered the black-and-white ball of fur to her side ... be­fore he es­caped again to climb over her.

French first lady Brigitte Macron – who is con­sid­ered the panda’s “god­mother” – an­nounced his name last month at a cer­e­mony at Beau­val Zoo, south of Paris, at­tended by Chi­nese of­fi­cials.

It means “the re­al­i­sa­tion of a wish” or “ac­com­plish­ment of a dream”.

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