Viral Moment Panda Cub Goes Around On Hind Legs Greeting Queueing Zoo Visitors

Panda cub excitedly greets zoogoers with its front paws raised as they line up outside its enclosure hoping to get a closer look.

The panda, named Xingyun, started its own ‘meet-and-greet’, touching palms with everyone through the glass much like a singer at a concert interacting with fans.

Dozens of visitors at the Chengdu Panda Base, located in Sichuan Province, south-western China, stood in long queues around Xingyun’s enclosure taking photos and videos of its lively welcome.

Phone footage shows the cub standing on its hind legs, extending its front paws towards the tourists.


The video, filmed by an unnamed visitor, gained more than 900,000 likes and over 460,000 shares. On Douyin, China’s TikTok, where it shared on 16th March.

The panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca), also known as the giant panda, is native to China and is one of the most beloved and recognisable animals worldwide.

Zoo In No Hurry To Show Off Panda Cub

Known for its distinctive black and white fur, the giant panda is a symbol of conservation efforts. It primarily feeds on bamboo, although it has the digestive system of a carnivore.

Giant pandas are solitary creatures, typically found in mountainous bamboo forests. And are characterised by their gentle demeanour and playful antics.

Due to habitat loss and poaching, they are classified as Vulnerable by the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.

Panda greets tourists at a zoo. In Chengdu, Sichuan, China, undated. The panda was high-fiving everyone through the glass. (325101473/AsiaWire)

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Story By: Simona Kitanovska, Sub-Editor: Georgina Jedikovska, Agency: Asia Wire Report

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