Vienna shows off panda cub after rare natural birth
VIENNA (REUTERS) - Weighing in at 100 grams, pink-skinned and covered in white fur, Vienna's newest panda clung to its mother after a highly rare natural birth.
Pictures showed the 10-centimetre cub nestled in the paw of Giant Panda Yang Yang and being carried in her mouth at the city's Schoenbrunn zoo.
Staff said it was only the third successful attempt to breed the endangered species naturally in Europe - the other two cubs also came into the world at the Vienna zoo and are now back in their home country China.
Keepers are keeping their distance to avoid disturbing the mother and child, and still haven't been able to work out its gender.