Proud panda father Tuan Tuan and mother Yuan Yuan have been keeping a watch over their newborn cub ‘Yuan Zai’ at Taipei Zoo in Taiwan.
They could see the youngster, who was given her nickname because she resembles a rice ball, has inherited its father’s narrow black ring on its back and, like its mother, the new arrival’s middle and third finger are merged together.
The eager parents have been kept away from their new daughter so far because she is currently being kept in isolation.
But the adult pandas are allowed to view Yuan Zai periodically from a window on the side of her room.
She won’t be allowed to be viewed by the public for another six months and is still currently in an incubator.
Zoo keepers said the panda cub, which weighs 243.4 grams, was doing well and growing every day.
The cub was born on July 6 after Yuan Yuan was artificially inseminated.
Yuan Zai will receive an official name in the upcoming months.