Panda Yuan Yuan in the Taipei Zoo has given birth to a baby on the afternoon of June 28. Even though it's not Yuan Yuan's first birth, she doesn't seem to be a very experienced mother as she accidentally hurt the baby when she picked it up. She also didn't know how to properly breastfeed. Workers decided to help feed the newborn for the time being. The zoo is planning to show the newborn panda to the public in about half a year.
Yuan Yuan, a panda at the Taipei Zoo appeared uncomfortable as she lay on her side and cleansed her birth canal. Animal care workers fed Yuan Yuan honey water to help her recover. On the last day of the Dragon Boat holidays, Yuan Yuan fought the constant pan, and finally gave birth to a baby panda at 1:53 pm, after a five-hour long ordeal. Yuan Yuan picked up her baby with her mouth to hold it in her arms. However, just like with her previous newborn, Yuan Yuan accidentally left a small cut on the baby, she also hasn't fed the baby for a while. The workers at the zoo have decided to take the baby away from Yuan Yuan temporarily. The baby hasn't been fed colostrum for 5 hours. Yuan Yuan also accidentally left a small L-shaped cut on the baby, which led us to decide that we have to take the baby away temporarily. We have summoned our chief veterinarian during the middle of the night to prepare for a surgery. The team at the zoo is also working pretty hard to make sure that the baby can drink mommy panda's colostrum. The 18 cubic centimeters of milk was hard to come by. Our colleagues had to get down to the ground and collect the milk from Yuan Yuan, just like they do with sheep. Yuan Yuan is almost 16 years of age. She gave birth to her first daughter, Yuan Zai, in 2013 via artificial insemination. Seven years later, Yuan Yuan gave birth to her second daughter via the same method since she has difficulty with the traditional method. The latest baby panda weighs 186 grams at birth, slightly heavier than her older sister. The zoo is planning to show the newborn panda to the public in about half a year. 面對鏡頭的大貓熊圓圓明顯不安，時而蜷曲清潔產道，時又側躺，保育員趕緊餵食牠蜂蜜水補充體力，端午節連假最後一天，圓圓與陣痛搏鬥，經歷近五小時的折磨後，下午1點53分，小寶寶終於用響亮的叫聲，宣布來到人世。 寶寶呱呱落地，圓圓趕緊轉身將牠叼起，充滿母愛抱在懷中，不過就像生第一胎時咬傷寶寶，這次圓圓又在寶寶背上留下一兩公分的傷口，加上長時間沒有餵奶，園方決定把寶寶帶離母親身邊。 台北市立動物園發言人 曹先紹表示：「五個多小時沒有吃到初乳，進入另外一個狀況，我們必須把小寶寶取出來，有一個小小L型的傷口，也是三更半夜，就把我們的獸醫主任召喚過來，立刻做好手術。」 為了讓寶寶喝到媽媽初乳，園方也費盡苦心。 台北市立動物園發言人 曹先紹表示：「18CC，坦白講，也是得來不易，因為必須靠我們同仁，像是羔羊跪乳一樣的，就要跪在地上，能夠匍匐前進，能夠把初乳擠出來。」 快滿16歲的大貓熊圓圓，在2013年以人工授精的方式，產下女兒圓仔，相隔近七年二度產女，一樣也是人工授精，主要是團團圓圓至今仍抓不到自然傳宗接代的訣竅。第二胎幼仔重量186公克，略比姐姐圓仔出生時重一些些，兩個一樣模樣都非常可愛，園方估計約半年後會公開亮相。