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Panda cub reunited with mom

Little one dubbed Rice Meatball spent a month away from its mother.

By Vetstreet Aug 13, 2013 1:43PM

A panda cub is reunited with her mom at the Taipei Zoo. / YouTubeA baby panda that was born July 6 at the Taipei Zoo has been slowly reintroduced to her mom after spending a month in an incubator. The baby panda squealed as she finally was back in Yuan Yuan’s arms on Monday.

Temporarily nicknamed “Rice Meatball,” the tiny cub is the result of seven rounds of artificial insemination for mom Yuan Yuan and dad Tuan Tuan, reported the Huffington Post U.K.

 The cub, which won’t meet the public for several more months, has spent much of her time in an incubator and is being hand raised.

— Watch it at YouTube

 

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Photo: A panda cub is reunited with her mom at the Taipei Zoo. / YouTube

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Aug 14, 2013 3:31PM
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Why the friggin' loud music playing!?!?
Aug 13, 2013 8:48PM
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http://my.earthlink.net/article/int?guid=20130813/dd068181-fdcc-4ebd-a520-7f980dd6ebb5
Aug 13, 2013 8:00PM
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Now, all we need to do it convince them that eating a newborn Panda will give them a boner, and they can feel the pain their ignorance has rained down on animals around the world.  Everytime they show a picture of a baby panda it should be next to a rhino that has had its' face chainsawed off for the "Traditional Chinese Medicine" market.
Aug 13, 2013 4:21PM
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the baby panda is adorable and was born on my birthday.....she is just too cute!!!!
Aug 13, 2013 3:54PM
Aug 13, 2013 3:54PM
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lol expected a new dish or food after reading 
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