Meng Yuan and Meng Xiang, two Berlin-born Chinese panda cubs, make their public debut on Thursday
Two panda cubs born at Berlin Zoo last year charmed local media on Wednesday, a day before their debut in front of the general public.
Five-month-old males Meng Xiang and Meng Yuan, whose names mean “long-awaited dream” and “dream come true”, were seen climbing over boulders as they explored their enclosure, watched by their mother Meng Meng and members of the press.
The two cuddly cubs were the first pandas to be born in a German zoo, and have been nicknamed “Pit” and “Paule” by their carers.
The births were particularly rare as it is notoriously hard to breed pandas.
The zoo is expecting a surge in visitors when the pandas are put on public display for the first time on Thursday.
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