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Come in for a cuddle! Mother panda dotes on two-month-old cub as he makes his first public appearance at zoo

  • Baby Long Zai made his first public appearance on Thursday at Chimelong Safari park in Guangzhou, China,
  • The two-month-old, helped by his mother Long Long who kept a watchful eye over him, was born on July 12
  • The cub, who weighs 6lbs, was born in China's Guangdong Province and zookeepers say he is 'doing well'

By Bhvishya Patel For Mailonline

Published: 04:23 EDT, 22 September 2018 | Updated: 06:23 EDT, 22 September 2018

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This is the heart-warming moment a protective mother panda takes her baby by the scuff of the neck as he made his debut to the world.

Mother Long Long kept a watchful eye over the newest member to Chimelong Safari park in Guangzhou, China, as the bleary eyed two-month old, explored his new surroundings on Thursday.

As the cautious mother made sure baby Long Zai didn't get into any trouble or go wandering too far she was filmed picking up her baby with her mouth and keeping him from harms way.

Baby Long Zai (pictured above) made his first public appearance on September 20 to crowds of people at Chimelong Safari park in Guangzhou, China
Baby Long Zai (pictured above) made his first public appearance on September 20 to crowds of people at Chimelong Safari park in Guangzhou, China

Baby Long Zai (pictured above) made his first public appearance on September 20 to crowds of people at Chimelong Safari park in Guangzhou, China

The little cub (above), who weighs just 6lbs, was born on July 12 to mother Long Long at the safari park in the Guangzhou province
The little cub (above), who weighs just 6lbs, was born on July 12 to mother Long Long at the safari park in the Guangzhou province

The little cub (above), who weighs just 6lbs, was born on July 12 to mother Long Long at the safari park in the Guangzhou province

Footage captures the moment his mother carries him by the scruff of the neck with her mouth and ensures he doesn't get up to any mischief
Footage captures the moment his mother carries him by the scruff of the neck with her mouth and ensures he doesn't get up to any mischief

Footage captures the moment his mother carries him by the scruff of the neck with her mouth and ensures he doesn't get up to any mischief

The mother panda was later seen holding her newborn to her chest and giving him a warm hug in front of an enthusiastic crowd at the safari park.

The little cub, who weighs just 6lbs, was born in the capital of south China's Guangdong Province on July 12 and zookeepers say he is 'growing well'. 

The safari park is also home to the female panda Juxiao and her rare triplet panda cubs, who were born on July 29 2014 and were said to be the only panda triplets that have ever survived.

During the video footage she is also seen cuddling her newborn and cleaning her two-month-old in front of crowds at the safari park
During the video footage she is also seen cuddling her newborn and cleaning her two-month-old in front of crowds at the safari park

During the video footage she is also seen cuddling her newborn and cleaning her two-month-old in front of crowds at the safari park

The panda, native to central China, symbolise a vulnerable species in the country and according to the last census by wildlife charity WWF in 2014 there were only 1,864 giant pandas alive in the wild
The panda, native to central China, symbolise a vulnerable species in the country and according to the last census by wildlife charity WWF in 2014 there were only 1,864 giant pandas alive in the wild

The panda, native to central China, symbolise a vulnerable species in the country and according to the last census by wildlife charity WWF in 2014 there were only 1,864 giant pandas alive in the wild

In July, captive bred giant panda Meng Meng gave birth to the first twin female cubs of the year in Chengdu, capital of southwest China's Sichuan Province.

Native to central China, Panda's typically live in temperate forest and have come to symbolise a vulnerable species in the country.

Considered a national treasure in China, the last census by wildlife charity WWF in 2014 found there were 1,864 giant pandas alive in the wild. 

In the past decade, giant panda numbers have risen by 17 per cent

Pictured: Mother Long Long embraces he baby as he makes his debut. In July, a captive bred giant panda gave birth to the first twin cubs in Chengdu, capital of southwest China's Sichuan Province
Pictured: Mother Long Long embraces he baby as he makes his debut. In July, a captive bred giant panda gave birth to the first twin cubs in Chengdu, capital of southwest China's Sichuan Province

Pictured: Mother Long Long embraces he baby as he makes his debut. In July, a captive bred giant panda gave birth to the first twin cubs in Chengdu, capital of southwest China's Sichuan Province

  

 

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