The world’s first giant panda cub to be bred in captivity this year was born at 6:06 a.m. on May 6 at the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding, in southwest China’s Sichuan Province. The tiny male panda cub weighed only 145 grams at the time of his birth.
Thousands of netizens who witnessed the birth through a live online broadcast flocked to social media to remark upon the time of its birth – 6 is considered a lucky number in China. Up to the end of 2015, a total of 152 giant pandas were bred at the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding, making it the world’s biggest research facility to specialize in breeding giant pandas. Take a look at the first panda cub of 2016!
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