French get to coo over first newborn panda
PARIS — France’s first baby panda has made his first public appearance by acting like many 5-month-olds — climbing all over his mother, who looked as if she just wanted to rest.
Mostly hidden from view since his birth in August, the panda, named Yuan Meng, left his den on Saturday for his first public appearance.
French first lady Brigitte Macron announced the panda’s name at a ceremony in December at Beauval Zoo, south of Paris. It means “the realization of a wish” or “accomplishment of a dream.”
Yuan Meng, who was born Aug. 4, left his den Saturday for his first public appearance.