First French-Born Panda Takes His First Steps

Mini Yuan Zi has been causing quite a media storm in France for the past few months, as befits the first panda ever to be born in that country.

The little one’s progress has been charted since August, and he has just taken his first steps – in the cutest way possible. Video posted November 15 by the Zoo de Beauval shows Mini Yuan Zi (or MYZ for short) struggling to raise himself up onto his four legs before moving forward a couple of steps and collapsing. He looks exhausted but proud. Credit: ZooParc de Beauval via Storyful