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France's first baby panda celebrates first birthday

France 24, Aug 5

France’s first baby panda celebrated his one-year anniversary on Saturday with a birthday cake composed of bamboo, honey, apples, oranges, strawberries and lemons.

The panda named Yuan Meng weighs about 30 kilograms, and has recently started eating bamboo while still suckling milk from mother panda Huan Huan.

For the occasion, the Beauval Zoo south of Paris was open for free to all visitors born on August 4.

Yuan Meng’s mother and father are at Beauval on a 10-year loan from China aimed at highlighting good relationships with France.

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