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Wild panda spotted walking with cub in China's Sichuan

(Xinhua) Updated: 2014-12-02 21:49

CHENGDU - Photos of a wild giant panda wandering with its cub were captured in a nature reserve in the Tibetan-Qiang Autonomous Prefecture of Aba in southwest China's Sichuan Province.

The photos were captured by infrared cameras installed in Wujiao Nature Reserve under the forestry bureau of Jiuzhaigou County.

It is the third time that an adult giant panda has been photographed in the area this year, but it is the first time one was spotted walking with a cub, said the administration on Tuesday.

"The cub is only a few months old," said Hu Xueyu, head of the administration office of the nature reserve.

"Giant panda cubs always live with their mother until they are two-and-a-half to three years old," Hu said.

There are 26 rare animals in the Wujiao Nature Reserve, including golden monkeys, snow leopards and gnus.

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