The giant panda cub, born on August 14, 2018 at the Wakayama Wildlife World in Japan, will be on display for the public on September 13. In addition, the name collection campaign for the baby giant panda will also start on the same day. In 1994, the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding began to cooperate with the Wildlife Park in Shirahama, Wakayama, Japan firstly to study and breed giant pandas together. In the past 24 years, they have achieved remarkable results, with a total of 11 litters and 20 offspring - of which 16 offspring survived, and established the largest captive giant panda population overseas. This is the first project of long-term international cooperation between China and the rest of the world on giant pandas and until now the most successful cooperative breeding program of giant pandas.
As the smallest cub ever born at the Wakayama Wildlife World in Japan, the baby giant panda, only weighing 75 grams at birth, has successfully grown to 604 grams under the love of its mother Liang Bang and the continuous intimate care of Chinese and Japanese staff. At present, the cub is growing well; its condition of hypothermia when intaking breast milk has gradually improved. Its limbs are strong and its cries are loud. At birth, the cub was too weak to intake breast milk by itself. To ensure the healthy growth of the cub, the breast milk from Liang Bang was fed to the cub in the incubator. At the same time, strict temperature and humidity management was implemented to prevent hypothermia of the cub. Every day, the cub was regularly taken out of the incubator and returned to its mother Liang Bang and was encouraged to intake breast milk by itself. Through these efforts, the cub has finally started to intake breast milk itself two days after birth. In the first few days after birth, the cub was suffering from hypothermia when intaking breast milk, so the staff must immediately return it to the incubator. As the cub grew, its weight and hair gradually increased, and its body temperature stabilized. Now the cub has a clear black and white color, and its eyes will soon open.
The public display time of the panda cub is as follows: starting from September 13, 2018 (Thursday), 10:15 a.m. to 10:35 a.m. and 2:40 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. every day; the venue is the indoor breeding center.
In addition, the Wakayama Wildlife World in Japan will launch a name collection campaign for the baby giant panda at the same time. In 2005, the Wakayama Wildlife World in Japan initiated the inaugural name collection campaign for a panda cub, and ultimately named the giant panda Xing Bang. Since then, all panda cubs born in the park have continued the tradition, aiming to convey the public's deep love for pandas through the naming collection campaign.