A new baby panda sits on the ground at Malaysia Zoo in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Saturday, May 26, 2018. A baby panda born in a Malaysian zoo five months ago has made her first media appearance. The female panda, which has not yet been named, is the second offspring of giant pandas Liang Liang and Xing Xing, both of which are on a 10-year loan to Malaysia since 2014. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)

Baby panda born in Malaysia zoo makes media appearance

May 26, 2018 - 1:22 am

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — A baby panda born in a Malaysian zoo five months ago has made her first media appearance.

The female panda, which has not yet been named, is the second offspring of giant pandas Liang Liang and Xing Xing, both of which are on a 10-year loan to Malaysia since 2014.

The first cub, a female called Nuan Nuan born in August 2015, was sent back to China last November as part of a deal with Beijing to return cubs born in captivity at the age of 2.

Members of the media on Saturday watched and filmed the new panda cub in an air-conditioned enclosure at the national zoo through a glass shield.

Zoo officials say the cub, which weighs 9 kilograms (19.8 pounds), will face the public later Saturday.

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