A giant panda on loan to Belgium from China has given birth to a cub, a rare event for the endangered species, the Pairi Daiza zoo said on Thursday.
The panda named Hao Hao even posed for pictures while holding her cub in her mouth at the Paira Daiza zoologic park.
The zoo and the China Conservation and Research Center for the Giant Panda "have the great pleasure to announce the birth of a panda cub", Pairi Daiza said in a statement.
"Less than 2,000 pandas can be found in the wild, making every birth a true miracle", it said.
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