Panda Cub Taken From Mom

Troubling 'behaviors' by newborn and mom Lun Lun
By Peter Fearon,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 2, 2008 4:29 AM CDT

(Newser) – A giant panda newborn has been taken away from its mother and transferred to an incubator at the Atlanta zoo. Officials said the move was based on “some behaviors by the its mother, Lun Lun," but offered no details. All had seemed well earlier for both the cell-phone-sized cub, born Saturday, and Lun Lun.

“Lun Lun continues to be a wonderful mom to her new cub,” a zookeeper wrote just yesterday in a panda blog. “She reacts to the cub’s vocalizations quite quickly. We continue to hear signs the cub is nursing, and have seen Lun Lun licking the cub to stimulate it." Lun Lun gave birth 2 years ago to Mei Lan, who's healthy and still at the zoo, along with her father. (Read more giant pandas stories.)

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