(NBC) - The first baby panda to be born in France made its first public appearance today at a zoo south of Paris.
The four-month-old cub is named Yuan Meng, which means "the realization of a wish" or "accomplishment of a dream."
Here he is exploring his enclosure and playing with his mom.
The cub's parents are on loan to the zoo from China.
The cub will be sent to a Chinese panda reserve in two or three years.
Panda births are closely watched because they remain rare - there are only about 18-hundred pandas in the wild in China and approximately 400 in captivity.