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Panda mom carries newborn in her mouth at Belgium zoo

By Ben Hooper
Panda mom carries newborn in her mouth at Belgium zoo
Giant panda Hao Hao holds her newborn cub in her mouth. Screenshot: Storyful

BRUSSELS, June 3 (UPI) -- A Belgian zoo has shared the first footage of a newborn giant panda cub being carried in the mouth of its mother, Hao Hao.

The Pairi Daiza wildlife park, located outside Brussels, said 7-year-old Hao Hao gave birth Thursday to a male cub weighing in at 6.03 ounces.

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"Less than 2,000 pandas can be found in the wild, making every birth a true miracle," the zoo said in a statement.

Hao Hao was artificially inseminated at the zoo in February with the genetic material of a male panda named Xing Hui.

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