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Tiny Giant Panda Baby Born In Belgium Zoo

A BABY boy cub giant panda, born to a pair of Chinese pandas on loan to a Belgium wildlife park, has been hailed a miracle and is making headlines around the world.

The wriggly, hairless pink cub, which weighs only 171 grams, looks more like a mouthguard or a tiny piglet, in the first images of mother and baby.

The cub was born to proud parents six-year-old Hao Hao and her mate Xing Hui. Hao Hao’s pregnancy was only confirmed two weeks ago. The rare giant panda had been artificially inseminated.

There are only 1864 giant pandas in the world – 300 live in zoos as part of species protection plans. It is rare for pandas to reproduce in captivity and the park’s team is keeping a close eye on mum and bub who are still in the high risk period.

Mother Hao Hao, whose name means ‘kindly’, is seen here, holdling her cub in her jaws to protect it and to clean it.

The giant panda pair has been at the wildlife park outside Brussels for two years.There have been only three giant panda born in Europe in the last 20 years.


How do I toilet train my cat

I rescued an adult female, desexed cat six months ago. Apparently she’s always been an outside cat. I have another cat who is mostly indoors and I would only let outside during the day if I was home. Luna didn’t like being indoors and wasn’t using the litter tray properly. I had her confined in the bathroom for a few days to get use to it and she would go next to it, rarely in it. She will sometimes use a tray otherwise will urinate or poop on the floor. I am at wits end. I have two trays, I’ve changed the type of litter, put dirt in the tray, picked up the poop and put it in the tray to show her that where it goes. I’ve used spray in the tray to attract her to want to use the tray. I bought felliway diffuser which is meant to calm cats and have also used the rescue remedy drops in her food. I’ve recently moved house where there is a cat enclosure so she can go in and out when ever she pleases but still goes in the kitchen (as I now close the bathroom door when she started going to the toilet in there), but tonight I noticed she’s been going in the spare room if anything is left on the floor which is carpeted. So I’ve now cleared that whole room to prevent her from going to the toilet. She is still going in the kitchen. I’ve tried cleaning the area and eliminating her scent by using water and vinegar then once dry use bi carb soda and hydrogen peroxide and it has made no difference. She’s been tested for a bladder infection which came up negative. I love animals. I have another cat which she now gets along with and two dogs which she is still getting use to. I don’t know what else to do and I don’t want to give her up but feel like I will have no choice.