Taiwan panda cub spends first night with doting mother
TAIPEI (AFP) - Taiwan's first new-born panda stayed overnight for the first time with her doting mother, zoo-keepers said on Thursday, following a heartwarming reunion that took place in the international limelight.
Zoo-keepers in Taipei had to separate tiny Yuan Zai from her mother, Yuan Yuan, last month because the cub needed care and round-the-clock monitoring in an incubator after she was slightly hurt days after being born.
The first-time mother accidentally injured the cub's leg, zoo-keepers said.
The weeks-old female cub was put inside Yuan Yuan's enclosure Tuesday where the mother gently picked her up, embraced and breastfed her in a touching scene of animal affection.