A New Member Born in Jing Jing’s Sports Family
Date: 2017-07-17

  On the afternoon of July 10, 2017, the giant panda "Jing Jing" , who live in Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding, has successfully delivered a cub in sunshine delivery house. It's the fifth cubs of this year in the panda base, just following two twins born in moonlight delivery house, so it's also the first cub born in sunshine delivery house.


The Panda Cub in an Incubator


  The new cub,a very healthy boy with a chubby body and loud voice, whose weight reaches up to 189 grams.(Panda cub's average weight is only about 120 grams) At present the panda cub has been in the sunshine delivery house to meet with tourists.



Jing Jing's Chubby Boy


  This is the first day to exhibit the panda baby. In spite of the extremely hot weather, tourists' enthusiasm does not diminish at all. Hundreds of excited people line up for a long time just for a quick glance at it.



  Giant Panda Jing Jing, born in August 30, 2005, is now 12 years old. This is her second time to give birth, so she is quite skilled at breeding her baby.


Jing Jing is gently keeping her baby in her mouth


Jing Jing is licking the cub


  As to Jing Jing, her family has to be mentioned. Jing Jing was born in the sports family. Her father Kobe was born in 1992, the opening day of Barcelona Olympic Games, who was named after the Olympic mascot by the International Olympic Committee President Juan Antonio Samaranch at that time. Her mother Ya Ya was born in the opening day of 1990 Beijing Asian Games. The name Ya Ya comes from the special event. Her sister Mao Mao is the mascot prototype of 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. And her name Jing Jing is also from the Beijing Olympic Games mascot.


  Jing Jing delivered the twins August 2, 2015, when Beijing won the bid to host the Winter Olympic Games. Then through the Global Network Name Collecting, the twins were finally named "Jing Ao "and" Jing Yun ".(Ao Yun means Olympic Games in Chinese.)


  So, what kind of surprise this new member of sports family will bring to us?


  Let us wait and see!


The new cub is sucking the milk in Jing Jing's arms





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