TAIPEI – Zookeepers in Taiwan reunited their first newborn panda with its mother for the first time since it was taken away at birth.
The heartwarming reunion had the baby calling for its mother as the giant panda licked and cuddled her baby inside a cage.
Zookeepers had to keep the endangered animals away from each other as the baby was cared for in an incubator. The experts said the cub needed round-the-clock monitoring after it was injured while being bred.
The cub was born over a month ago, and while Tuesday’s reunion wasn’t permanent, zookeepers hope to watch over the baby’s progress so they can reunite them again formally.