15:12 GMT18 January 2021
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    In 2014, China conducted a census of wild pandas and reported that only 1,864 remained, less than one for every 700,000 residents of the world's most populous country. So when researchers encountered a new cub recently, it was cause for excitement.

    The giant panda cub was for the first time spotted in the Wolong Nature Reserve in China when a group of researchers accidentally noticed the baby on a tree. The animal is likely to be about seven months old and to weigh some 20 kilograms. This nature reserve is especially advantageous for pandas as there are a lot of bamboo plants, the main source of livelihood for pandas.

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