French get to coo over first new­born panda

The Dallas Morning News - - World -

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.”

Agence France-Presse

Yuan Meng, who was born Aug. 4, left his den Satur­day for his first pub­lic ap­pear­ance.

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