Adorable Moment Panda Cub Tries To Get Away From Mother

A baby panda does its best to get away from her watchful mum at their enclosure in Russia.

The footage, filmed at Moscow Zoo, shows the five-month-old cub struggling to break free as her mum hauls her back into their shelter.

Baby Katyusha tries again and again to get away, but each time, her mother, Dindin, pulls her back with the scruff of her neck held gently in her jaws.

But even the strictest mum can meet her match and determined Katyusha does not give up and eventually tumbles down the stairs to the shelter on her own.


In a second clip, she can be seen celebrating with a joyful, if a little clumsy, roly-poly as the footage ends.

The images were obtained from Moscow Zoo on 20th January, with zoo director Svetlana Akulova captioning the clips “Nooo, I won’t go! … Sometimes even the wisest mothers run out of patience!”

Katyusha made history as the first baby giant panda to be born in Russia, according to the Chinese National Giant Panda Conservation and Research Centre.

She was born in August 2023 and was named in a social media poll after 380,000 social media users took part in choosing a name.

Little panda Katyusha has grown strong enough and has begun to show character. Moscow, Russia, undated. (@moscow_zoo/Newsflash)

Dindin and her partner Ruyi arrived in Moscow in 2019 as part of China’s and Russia’s celebration of the 70th anniversary of diplomatic ties between the two countries.

Chinese media said that the panda family are set to spend 15 years at Moscow Zoo before returning home.

Giant Panda Gives Birth To First-Ever Cub To Be Born In Russia

China is famous for its ‘Panda Diplomacy’, where giant pandas are sent from China to other countries as a tool of diplomacy.

Until 1984, the Chinese government gifted pandas to other nations, but since then. They have been loaned to other countries after the Chinese government changed its policy.

Little panda Katyusha has grown strong enough and has begun to show character. Moscow, Russia, undated. (@moscow_zoo/Newsflash)

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