Baby panda reintroduced to her mother at zoo

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by ASSOCIATED PRESS

ASSOCIATED PRESS

Posted on August 16, 2013 at 5:34 PM

Updated Friday, Aug 16 at 5:42 PM

TAIPEI (AP) -- Taipei City Zoo released video on Tuesday showing the tender moment when a female giant panda was reunited with her cub after a month apart.

The video shows the mother, Yuan Yuan, using her mouth to pick up her cub and then cuddling her.

Yuan Yuan was one of the two giant pandas given to Taiwan by China four years ago to demonstrate its warmer diplomatic approach.

She gave birth to a female cub at a Taipei zoo a month ago.

But the cub had to be removed from her cage because zookeepers feared that Yuan Yuan might kill or even eat her.

To everyone's relief, however, Yuan Yuan showed motherly instincts when reunited with her cub, picking her up and breastfeeding her.

Despite the good response, though, zookeepers eventually decided to reduce the risk of danger to the cub and put her back in an incubator.

They will allow mother and cub to meet regularly

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