A panda born this month at Tokyo's Ueno Zoo is female, the zoo announced on Friday. Newly-released images show the tiny baby nestled against the side of her mother, Shin Shin, and also being measured by a worker.
The Netherlands will welcome its first giant pandas this week at a zoo fitted out with a pagoda-style enclosure as its new centrepiece, crowning 16 years of hard lobbying by Dutch animal lovers.
A Belgian zoo on Thursday finally named a baby giant panda three months after its birth, calling it "Tian Bao", which means "Treasure of Heaven" in Chinese.
A naturally conceived giant panda cub has been born in Vienna, the city's main zoo announced on Monday, a rare event that it said is unique in Europe to the Austrian capital.