Malaysia's long-awaited panda cub finally unveiled

Malaysia's own panda cub finally made its long-awaited debut - three months after its birth - in front of dozens of cameras. And like a true diva, the female cub looked unfazed by all the attention. The baby of giant pandas Liang Liang and Xing Xing
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Malaysia's own panda cub finally made its long-awaited debut - three months after its birth - in front of dozens of cameras. And like a true diva, the female cub looked unfazed by all the attention. The baby of giant pandas Liang Liang and Xing Xing was placed on a table inside an observatory room with a glass window for its unveiling on Tuesday. The 4.67kg chubby cub prompted several visitors and even members of the press to break into cooing. The unnamed cub and its mother Liang Liang have been in quarantine since its birth on Aug 18, when it weighed 175g, to promote bonding between them.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 19, 2015, with the headline 'Malaysia's long-awaited panda cub finally unveiled'. Print Edition | Subscribe