Rare panda cub in 'great health', says Tokyo zoo
August 14, 2017 | 3:53 PM
by Reuters
A baby giant panda, which was born in June, is seen August 11, 2017, in a handout photo provided by Tokyo Zoological Park Society in Tokyo, Japan on August 14, 2017. Photo - Tokyo Zoological Park Society/Handout via Reuters

Tokyo: A rare panda cub born in a Tokyo zoo two months ago is in "great health" and learning to crawl, zoo officials said on Monday.

The latest video released by the Tokyo Zoological Park Society showed the unnamed giant baby panda being weighed and measured, and then cuddling with her mother, Shin Shin.

"(The baby panda) is beginning to use its hind legs to crawl or change directions, but it's still unable to walk on all fours," Mikako Kaneko, who is in charge of panda care at Tokyo's Ueno Zoo, told reporters.

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