Review: Yuan Meng’s First Public Appearance in France
Date: 2019-02-27

Yuan Meng, the first giant panda cub born in France, made his public debut on January 13, 2018. This lovely little panda, who has won all the French people's affection from the moment he was born, is touching the hearts of people at any time.


The public debut of five-month-old Yuan Meng, a rapidly raising star in France, has spontaneously attracted the attention of panda fans. On that day, ZooParc de Beauval, which opened to the public at 10:00, had long queues outside before 9 am. It seems that the cold weather in France did not prevent people from trying to see this lovable panda baby.



People who came to ZooParc de Beauval were looking forward to the first public appearance of Yuan Meng.


Yuan Meng made its public debut, delighting hundreds of visitors as it crawled, tumbled and cuddled with his mother.






Yuan Meng’s First Public Appearance



The French people who came to watch the first show of Yuan Meng on January 13, 2018 On July 26, 2017, Huan Huan was confirmed to be pregnant. At the invitation of ZooParc de Beauval, an experienced team, including panda keepers and veterinarians from Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding, was immediately dispatched to France. Together with experts in ZooParc de Beauval, they implemented a 24-hour intensive supervision, and did a comprehensive and meticulous prenatal preparation. On August 4, 2017, Huan Huan gave birth to two babies but only one of them survived at last. This is Yuan Meng, the first giant panda baby born in France. People not only in France, but all over the world, had been mad about him since then. When he was 100 days old, ZooParc de Beauval released a short film Mini Yuan Zi , the First Step in His Life, which immediately became so popular that many French media reported this news all of a sudden. This movie was republished more than 30000 times by media and set off a wave of panda mania quickly in France .


Yuan Meng and His Mom Huan Huan


Shortly after Yuan Meng was born, it had gained a lot of nicknames, such as Curls, Paupiette or Meat Roll for its special covering hair. Finally, on December 4, 2017, this small male panda cub was named Yuan Meng by Brigitte Macron, the French first lady on the naming ceremony in ZooParc de Beauval.


Officially Named as Yuan Meng


According to a staff in ZooParc de Beauval ,Yuan Meng spends most of his time with Mom Huan Huan indoors at present, and he is expected to be able to go out at the age of 1. Sincerely wish this lovely little panda is safe and sound, happy and gay in France everyday.


Yuan Meng’s File: Yuan Meng, male, was born on August 4, 2017.His parents, Yuan Zi and Huan Huan, arrived in France from Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding in January, 2012, and promoted a period of 10 years Sino-French cooperation of giant panda breeding plan. Now Yuan Meng family is living in ZooParc de Beauval, France. He has many nick names, such as Curls, Meat Roll and so on.


Yuan Zi: Yuan Meng’s father. What a handsome panda!




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