100-day-old baby panda at Tokyo zoo wobbles a few steps
Jiji -- Sep 21
The 100-day-old baby giant panda at Tokyo's Ueno Zoo can now wobble a few steps by itself, according to pictures and a video released by the zoo on Wednesday.

The panda cub, born on June 12, will be able to walk steadily some six months after its birth, said the zoo in the Japanese capital's Taito Ward.

Ueno Zoo planned to announce the name of the baby panda 100 days after its birth, following the custom in China.

But it has not yet decided its name as various arrangements are being made, said Mikako Kaneko, a Ueno Zoo official.

上野動物園(東京都台東区)のジャイアントパンダの赤ちゃん(雌)は20日、生後100日を迎えた。動物園によると、後ろ足を踏ん張ってよちよちと数歩前進できるようになった。公募した名前は近日中に公表する予定という。
News sources: Jiji, Kyodo
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