First Ever Birth of Rare Giant Panda in France

Huan Huan, the resident giant panda on loan from China to France’s Beauval Zoo for 10 years, gave birth to the first ever baby panda born in France last weekend.

The event is one of both joy and tragedy, as Huan Huan (“happy”) gave birth to twins, but only one survived. Still, it’s a monumental moment for France as zookeepers care for the new panda, which, though it is no longer endangered, is still a vulnerable species.

And in case you thought the video above would show you an adorable fuzzy panda baby, so sorry to disappoint. It turns out baby pandas are naked pink little things when they’re born… a bit like naked mole rats.

Learn more about the exciting birth of the new panda in the video above.