Panda cub living a French dream

Tuesday, December 05, 2017

The first panda cub born in France got its name from its special godmother, the wife of French President Emmanuel Macron, yesterday. Joined by Chinese officials, Brigitte Macron, (pictured), attended the naming ceremony at the Beauval Zoo south of Paris, and announced that the four-months-old cub will go by the name of Yuan Meng, which means "dream comes true" in Chinese. Born on August 4, the baby panda had been referred to as "Mini Yuan Zi" after his father, Yuan Zi, who arrived in France with his female partner, Huan Huan, in January 2012, Xinhua reports.