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Germany's first baby pandas make their public debut

Watch these panda cubs take their first steps outside and make their public debut in Zoo Berlin.

Posted: Jan 30, 2020 8:44 AM


Panda brothers Pit and Paule took their first steps outside Wednesday with their mother Meng Meng at Zoo Berlin. The twins -- the first pandas ever to be born in Germany -- are on view to the public for the first time on Thursday.

The pair, who also have Chinese names, were born on August 31, 2019.

Pit (Meng Xiang) is "laid-back, dreamy and always ready for a nap," according to Zoo Berlin's website. Paule (Meng Yuan) is 48 minutes younger than his more sedate sibling and "known for his mischievous, inquisitive nature."

Brother Pit will give Paule a loud yelp when his younger brother gets too rough and tumble, the zoo noted.

"On this special day I would particularly like to thank the Zoo's committed team of keepers, vets and biologists," said Zoo and Tierpark Director Dr. Andreas Knieriem in a statement. "But I am also grateful to everyone else who contributed to the successful breeding of these wonderful bears here at Zoo Berlin."

The twins' parents -- mother Meng Meng and father Jiao Qing -- arrived in Germany in summer 2017. They're on loan from China for a fee that goes toward conservation work.

As is normal for giant pandas, Jiao Qing is not involved in the rearing of the cubs. The cubs will stay at Zoo Berlin for their first few years and eventually return to China.

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