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France's first viable giant panda twins were born on 2 August 2021 at Beauval ZooParc to Huan Huan. Eric Baccega was there to witness this amazing event and to document the great team effort involving the staff of Beauval and specialist carers from China's Chengdu Panda Centre which facilitated the successful birth. Huan Huan is proving an excellent mother and is now feeding both babies in rotationn, while the Chinese carers take turns in caring for the other tiny cub. Eric has continued to document the progress of the two female panda cubs over the last week, with both stills and video, providing a unique record of their development and of the close relationship between Huan Huan and Mrs Mao Min, who looked after her when she was a cub and is now helping her to look after her twin babies.
Giant panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) female, Huan Huan, with twins, holding one newborn baby in mouth, Beauval ZooParc, France 2 August 2021. Editorial use only.  -  Eric Baccega
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Eric Baccega / Giant panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) female, Huan Huan, with twins, holding one newborn baby in mouth, Beauval ZooParc, France 2 August 2021. Editorial use only.
Giant panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) female, Huan Huan, holding her female twin newborn babies, Beauval ZooParc, France 2 August 2021. Editorial use only.  -  Eric Baccega
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Eric Baccega / Giant panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) female, Huan Huan, holding her female twin newborn babies, Beauval ZooParc, France 2 August 2021. Editorial use only.
Giant panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) female, Huan Huan, holding her newborn baby in mouth, Beauval ZooParc, France 2 August 2021. Editorial use only.  -  Eric Baccega
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Eric Baccega / Giant panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) female, Huan Huan, holding her newborn baby in mouth, Beauval ZooParc, France 2 August 2021. Editorial use only.
Newborn female Giant panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) in incubator, Beauval ZooParc, France 2 August 2021. Editorial use only.  -  Eric Baccega
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Eric Baccega / Newborn female Giant panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) in incubator, Beauval ZooParc, France 2 August 2021. Editorial use only.
Keeper checking sex of twin newborn Giant pandas (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) in incubator. Female twins. Beauval ZooParc, France 2 August 2021. Editorial use only.  -  Eric Baccega
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Eric Baccega / Keeper checking sex of twin newborn Giant pandas (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) in incubator. Female twins. Beauval ZooParc, France 2 August 2021. Editorial use only.
Veterinary team at the zoo surgery station collecting sperm from male panda, Yuan Zi, under anaesthetic (Ailuropoda melanoleuca),  Beauval Zoo, Saint-Aignan, France.  -  Eric Baccega
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Eric Baccega / Veterinary team at the zoo surgery station collecting sperm from male panda, Yuan Zi, under anaesthetic (Ailuropoda melanoleuca), Beauval Zoo, Saint-Aignan, France.
Chinese veterinarian, from the Chengdu Giant Panda Breeding Centre, at the French zoo surgery station, analysing the collected sperm from male panda, Yuan Zi, before insemination of the female panda (...  -  Eric Baccega
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Eric Baccega / Chinese veterinarian, from the Chengdu Giant Panda Breeding Centre, at the French zoo surgery station, analysing the collected sperm from male panda, Yuan Zi, before insemination of the female panda (...
Chinese scientist from the Chengdu Giant Panda Breeding Centre, artificially inseminating a female Giant panda, Huan Huan (Ailuropoda melanoleuca). Beauval ZooPark, France, December 2019. Editorial us...  -  Eric Baccega
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Eric Baccega / Chinese scientist from the Chengdu Giant Panda Breeding Centre, artificially inseminating a female Giant panda, Huan Huan (Ailuropoda melanoleuca). Beauval ZooPark, France, December 2019. Editorial us...
Chinese veterinarian from the Chengdu Giant Panda Breeding Centre, artificially inseminating the female Giant panda Huan Huan (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) Beauval Zoo, Saint-Aignan, France.  -  Eric Baccega
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Eric Baccega / Chinese veterinarian from the Chengdu Giant Panda Breeding Centre, artificially inseminating the female Giant panda Huan Huan (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) Beauval Zoo, Saint-Aignan, France.
Mao Min, Chinese keeper collecting urine from Huan Huan, pregnant female panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca). Beauval ZooParc, Saint-Aignan, France. August 2021. Editorial use only.  -  Eric Baccega
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Eric Baccega / Mao Min, Chinese keeper collecting urine from Huan Huan, pregnant female panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca). Beauval ZooParc, Saint-Aignan, France. August 2021. Editorial use only.
Giant panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) female, Huan Huan, undergoing an ultrasound scan by veterinarian, Lucie Brisson. Taken one week before the birth of the babies. Beauval ZooPark, France. July 2021....  -  Eric Baccega
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Eric Baccega / Giant panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) female, Huan Huan, undergoing an ultrasound scan by veterinarian, Lucie Brisson. Taken one week before the birth of the babies. Beauval ZooPark, France. July 2021....
Ultrasound imagery of baby Giant panda twins (Ailuropoda melanoleuca). Taken one week before the birth of the babies. Beauval ZooPark, France, July 2021. Editorial use only.  -  Eric Baccega
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Eric Baccega / Ultrasound imagery of baby Giant panda twins (Ailuropoda melanoleuca). Taken one week before the birth of the babies. Beauval ZooPark, France, July 2021. Editorial use only.
Delphine Delord, Marketing Manager, and Lucie Brisson veterinarian, looking at the ultrasound scan of Giant panda twins (Ailuropoda melanoleuca). Taken one week before the birth of the babies. Beauval...  -  Eric Baccega
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Eric Baccega / Delphine Delord, Marketing Manager, and Lucie Brisson veterinarian, looking at the ultrasound scan of Giant panda twins (Ailuropoda melanoleuca). Taken one week before the birth of the babies. Beauval...
Giant panda female Huan Huan (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) three days before giving birth, with Delphine Delord, Communication and Marketing Manager. Beauval ZooParc, Saint-Aignan, France. July 2021. Edito...  -  Eric Baccega
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Eric Baccega / Giant panda female Huan Huan (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) three days before giving birth, with Delphine Delord, Communication and Marketing Manager. Beauval ZooParc, Saint-Aignan, France. July 2021. Edito...
Giant panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) female, Huan Huan, sleeping before giving birth . Beauval ZooParc, Saint-Aignan, France. 2 August 2021. Editorial use only.  -  Eric Baccega
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Eric Baccega / Giant panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) female, Huan Huan, sleeping before giving birth . Beauval ZooParc, Saint-Aignan, France. 2 August 2021. Editorial use only.
Video monitoring of a Giant panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) by Cassandra Millet, keeper of the panda unit. Beauval ZooParc, Saint-Aignan, France. August 2021. Editorial use only.  -  Eric Baccega
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Eric Baccega / Video monitoring of a Giant panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) by Cassandra Millet, keeper of the panda unit. Beauval ZooParc, Saint-Aignan, France. August 2021. Editorial use only.
Lyu Riuqing and Mao Min, two Chinese panda keepers from Chengdu Breeding Centre with Giant Panda (Ailuropanda melanoleuca) female Huan Huan, Beauval ZooParc, Saint-Aignan, France. August 2021. Editori...  -  Eric Baccega
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Eric Baccega / Lyu Riuqing and Mao Min, two Chinese panda keepers from Chengdu Breeding Centre with Giant Panda (Ailuropanda melanoleuca) female Huan Huan, Beauval ZooParc, Saint-Aignan, France. August 2021. Editori...
Lyu Riuqing and Mao Min, two Chinese panda keepers from Chengdu Breeding Centre. Beauval ZooParc, Saint-Aignan, France. August 2021. Editorial use only.  -  Eric Baccega
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Eric Baccega / Lyu Riuqing and Mao Min, two Chinese panda keepers from Chengdu Breeding Centre. Beauval ZooParc, Saint-Aignan, France. August 2021. Editorial use only.
Giant panda female Huan Huan (Ailuropoda melanoleuca). Four hours before giving birth. Beauval ZooParc, Saint-Aignan, France. 1 August 2021. Editorial use only.  -  Eric Baccega
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Eric Baccega / Giant panda female Huan Huan (Ailuropoda melanoleuca). Four hours before giving birth. Beauval ZooParc, Saint-Aignan, France. 1 August 2021. Editorial use only.
Giant panda female Huan Huan (Ailuropoda melanoleuca). Four hours before giving birth. Beauval ZooParc, Saint-Aignan, France. 1 August 2021. Editorial use only.  -  Eric Baccega
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Eric Baccega / Giant panda female Huan Huan (Ailuropoda melanoleuca). Four hours before giving birth. Beauval ZooParc, Saint-Aignan, France. 1 August 2021. Editorial use only.
Giant panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) female, Huan Huan, waters breaking before birth, Beauval ZooParc, Saint-Aignan, France. 2 August 2021. Editorial use only.  -  Eric Baccega
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Eric Baccega / Giant panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) female, Huan Huan, waters breaking before birth, Beauval ZooParc, Saint-Aignan, France. 2 August 2021. Editorial use only.
Giant panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) female, Huan Huan, holding her female twin newborn babies, Beauval ZooParc, France 2 August 2021. Editorial use only.  -  Eric Baccega
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Eric Baccega / Giant panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) female, Huan Huan, holding her female twin newborn babies, Beauval ZooParc, France 2 August 2021. Editorial use only.
Giant panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) female, Huan Huan, holding her newborn baby in mouth, Beauval ZooParc, France 2 August 2021. Editorial use only.  -  Eric Baccega
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Eric Baccega / Giant panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) female, Huan Huan, holding her newborn baby in mouth, Beauval ZooParc, France 2 August 2021. Editorial use only.
Giant panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) female, Huan Huan, holding her newborn baby in mouth, Beauval ZooParc, France 2 August 2021. Editorial use only.  -  Eric Baccega
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Eric Baccega / Giant panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) female, Huan Huan, holding her newborn baby in mouth, Beauval ZooParc, France 2 August 2021. Editorial use only.
Keeper Mao Min feeding Giant panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) female Huan Huan, whilst removing new baby. Beauval ZooParc, France August 2021. Editorial use only.  -  Eric Baccega
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Eric Baccega / Keeper Mao Min feeding Giant panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) female Huan Huan, whilst removing new baby. Beauval ZooParc, France August 2021. Editorial use only.
Keeper weighing a female newborn Giant panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca), Beauval ZooParc, France 2 August 2021. Editorial use only.  -  Eric Baccega
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Eric Baccega / Keeper weighing a female newborn Giant panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca), Beauval ZooParc, France 2 August 2021. Editorial use only.
Keeper weighing a female newborn Giant panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca), Beauval ZooParc, France 2 August 2021. Editorial use only.  -  Eric Baccega
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Eric Baccega / Keeper weighing a female newborn Giant panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca), Beauval ZooParc, France 2 August 2021. Editorial use only.
Keeper Mao Min holding a female newborn Giant panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) in incubator, Beauval ZooParc, France 2 August 2021. Editorial use only.  -  Eric Baccega
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Eric Baccega / Keeper Mao Min holding a female newborn Giant panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) in incubator, Beauval ZooParc, France 2 August 2021. Editorial use only.
Keeper cutting the umbilical cord of newborn Giant panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) in incubator, Beauval ZooParc, France 2 August 2021. Editorial use only.  -  Eric Baccega
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Eric Baccega / Keeper cutting the umbilical cord of newborn Giant panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) in incubator, Beauval ZooParc, France 2 August 2021. Editorial use only.
Keeper checking sex of female twin newborn Giant pandas (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) in incubator. Beauval ZooParc, France 2 August 2021. Editorial use only.  -  Eric Baccega
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Eric Baccega / Keeper checking sex of female twin newborn Giant pandas (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) in incubator. Beauval ZooParc, France 2 August 2021. Editorial use only.
Keeper (Mrs. Mao Min) giving the newborn Giant panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) its first bottle of colostrum milk, four hours after its birth, Beauval ZooParc, France 2 August 2021. Editorial use only.  -  Eric Baccega
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Eric Baccega / Keeper (Mrs. Mao Min) giving the newborn Giant panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) its first bottle of colostrum milk, four hours after its birth, Beauval ZooParc, France 2 August 2021. Editorial use only.
Keeper (Mrs. Mao Min) giving the newborn Giant panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) its first bottle of colostrum milk, four hours after its birth, Beauval ZooParc, France 2 August 2021. Editorial use only.  -  Eric Baccega
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Eric Baccega / Keeper (Mrs. Mao Min) giving the newborn Giant panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) its first bottle of colostrum milk, four hours after its birth, Beauval ZooParc, France 2 August 2021. Editorial use only.
Keeper (Mrs. Mao Min) checking body temperature of female newborn Giant panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) Beauval ZooParc, France 2 August 2021. Editorial use only.  -  Eric Baccega
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Eric Baccega / Keeper (Mrs. Mao Min) checking body temperature of female newborn Giant panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) Beauval ZooParc, France 2 August 2021. Editorial use only.
Keeper (Mrs. Mao Min) cleaning a female Giant panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) cub in an incubator. The baby is 7 days old and the smaller of female twins. Beauval Zoo, France. 3 August 2021.  -  Eric Baccega
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Eric Baccega / Keeper (Mrs. Mao Min) cleaning a female Giant panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) cub in an incubator. The baby is 7 days old and the smaller of female twins. Beauval Zoo, France. 3 August 2021.
Keeper (Mrs. Mao Min) weighing a 7 day old, female Giant panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) and entering data into records, Beauval Zoo, France, 8 August 2021. This is the smaller of female twins. 8 Augus...  -  Eric Baccega
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Eric Baccega / Keeper (Mrs. Mao Min) weighing a 7 day old, female Giant panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) and entering data into records, Beauval Zoo, France, 8 August 2021. This is the smaller of female twins. 8 Augus...
Keeper (Mrs. Mao Min) weighing a female newborn Giant panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca), Beauval ZooPark, France. 3 August 2021. Editorial use only.  -  Eric Baccega
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Eric Baccega / Keeper (Mrs. Mao Min) weighing a female newborn Giant panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca), Beauval ZooPark, France. 3 August 2021. Editorial use only.
Keeper (Mrs. Mao Min) giving back female newborn Giant panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) to its mother Huan Huan for nursing. Beauval ZooPark, France. Image 2 of sequence of 9. 3 August 2021. Editorial u...  -  Eric Baccega
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Eric Baccega / Keeper (Mrs. Mao Min) giving back female newborn Giant panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) to its mother Huan Huan for nursing. Beauval ZooPark, France. Image 2 of sequence of 9. 3 August 2021. Editorial u...
Keeper (Mrs. Mao Min) giving back female newborn Giant panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) to its mother Huan Huan for nursing. Beauval ZooPark, France. Image 4 of sequence of 9. 3 August 2021. Editorial u...  -  Eric Baccega
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Eric Baccega / Keeper (Mrs. Mao Min) giving back female newborn Giant panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) to its mother Huan Huan for nursing. Beauval ZooPark, France. Image 4 of sequence of 9. 3 August 2021. Editorial u...
Keeper (Mrs. Mao Min) giving back female newborn Giant panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) to its mother Huan Huan for nursing. Beauval ZooPark, France. Image 6 of sequence of 9. 3 August 2021. Editorial u...  -  Eric Baccega
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Eric Baccega / Keeper (Mrs. Mao Min) giving back female newborn Giant panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) to its mother Huan Huan for nursing. Beauval ZooPark, France. Image 6 of sequence of 9. 3 August 2021. Editorial u...
Keeper (Mrs. Mao Min) giving back female newborn Giant panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) to its mother Huan Huan for nursing. Beauval ZooPark, France. Image 8 of sequence of 9. 3 August 2021. Editorial u...  -  Eric Baccega
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Eric Baccega / Keeper (Mrs. Mao Min) giving back female newborn Giant panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) to its mother Huan Huan for nursing. Beauval ZooPark, France. Image 8 of sequence of 9. 3 August 2021. Editorial u...
Keeper (Mrs. Mao Min) watching Giant panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) mother Huan Huan holding her baby. Beauval ZooPark, France. Image 9 of sequence of 9. 3 August 2021. Editorial use only.  -  Eric Baccega
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Eric Baccega / Keeper (Mrs. Mao Min) watching Giant panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) mother Huan Huan holding her baby. Beauval ZooPark, France. Image 9 of sequence of 9. 3 August 2021. Editorial use only.
Keeper (Mrs Mao Min) helping Giant panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) female Huan Huan to nurse her female baby. Beauval ZooPark, France. 3 August 2021. Editorial use only.  -  Eric Baccega
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Eric Baccega / Keeper (Mrs Mao Min) helping Giant panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) female Huan Huan to nurse her female baby. Beauval ZooPark, France. 3 August 2021. Editorial use only.
Keeper (Mrs Mao Min) helping Giant panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) female Huan Huan, to nurse her female baby. Beauval ZooPark, France. 3 August 2021. Editorial use only.  -  Eric Baccega
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Eric Baccega / Keeper (Mrs Mao Min) helping Giant panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) female Huan Huan, to nurse her female baby. Beauval ZooPark, France. 3 August 2021. Editorial use only.
Keeper ( Mrs Mao Min) feeding Giant panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) female Huan Huan, whilst removing baby. Beauval ZooPark, France. 3 August 2021. Editorial use only.  -  Eric Baccega
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Eric Baccega / Keeper ( Mrs Mao Min) feeding Giant panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) female Huan Huan, whilst removing baby. Beauval ZooPark, France. 3 August 2021. Editorial use only.
Keeper ( Mrs Mao Min) feeding Giant panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) female Huan Huan, whilst removing baby. Beauval ZooPark, France. 4 August 2021.  -  Eric Baccega
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Eric Baccega / Keeper ( Mrs Mao Min) feeding Giant panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) female Huan Huan, whilst removing baby. Beauval ZooPark, France. 4 August 2021.
Keeper (Mrs Mao Min) distracting Giant panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) Huan Huan, with food in order to retrieve her female baby (the smaller of female twins) for medical examination, Beauval Zoo, Fran...  -  Eric Baccega
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Eric Baccega / Keeper (Mrs Mao Min) distracting Giant panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) Huan Huan, with food in order to retrieve her female baby (the smaller of female twins) for medical examination, Beauval Zoo, Fran...
Keeper (Mrs Mao Min) helping Giant panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) Huan Huan, to nurse her female baby (the smaller of 2 female twins), Beauval Zoo, France. 6 August 2021.  -  Eric Baccega
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Eric Baccega / Keeper (Mrs Mao Min) helping Giant panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) Huan Huan, to nurse her female baby (the smaller of 2 female twins), Beauval Zoo, France. 6 August 2021.
Keeper (Mrs Mao Min) taking female baby Giant panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) from mother Huan Huan after nursing. Beauval ZooPark, France. 3 August 2021. Editorial use only.  -  Eric Baccega
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Eric Baccega / Keeper (Mrs Mao Min) taking female baby Giant panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) from mother Huan Huan after nursing. Beauval ZooPark, France. 3 August 2021. Editorial use only.
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