ONE PANDA TWIN SURVIVES IN PARIS
PARIS» Chinese giant panda experts and French zookeepers are working to ensure a panda cub’s survival after its twin died during the first-ever birth of the rare animal in France.
Images released Saturday by the Beauval Zoo, south of Paris, show mother Huan Huan enveloping the cub and zoo handlers feeding it in an incubator with a small bottle.
The pink, hairless male weighing five ounces is tiny compared to its 190-pound mother. She bore twins Friday, but the firstborn was too weak to survive. Huan Huan and partner Yuan Zi are on a 10-year loan from China.
A veterinarian holds a cub born to the panda Huan Huan at the Beauval Zoo in Saint-aignan-surcher, south of Paris.