Panda cub born in France named as Yuan Meng

Updated 2017-12-05 10:32:58 Xinhua
Photo taken on Aug. 4, 2017 shows a screen shot of the pregnant panda Huan Huan in ZooParc de Beauval in Saint-Aignan, France. The giant female panda Huan Huan, which is on loan to France from China, will give birth to the twins under the watchful eye of two Chinese birthing specialists on either Aug. 4 or 5. (Xinhua/Chen Yichen)

Photo taken on Aug. 4, 2017 shows a screen shot of the pregnant panda Huan Huan in ZooParc de Beauval in Saint-Aignan, France. The giant female panda Huan Huan, which is on loan to France from China, will give birth to the twins under the watchful eye of two Chinese birthing specialists on either Aug. 4 or 5. (Xinhua/Chen Yichen)

Brigitte Macron, wife of French President Emmanuel Macron, on Monday revealed the name of the panda baby, the first ever panda cub in the country, at a naming ceremony at a zoo in central France.

Joined by Chinese officials, Brigitte Macron, who is also the new panda's godmother, announced that the four-month-old cub had been named as Yuan Meng.

Born on Aug. 4, the baby Panda He had been referred to as "Mini Yuan Zi" referring to his father Yuan Zi, who arrived with his female partner Huan Huan in central France's Beauval zoo, in January 2012.

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