Nature Picture Library: first 8 months of France's baby panda

Baby Panda Yuan Meng © Eric Baccega /

Yuan Meng – a dream come true!

Nature Picture Library photographer Eric Baccega has been granted exclusive access to France’s first baby panda at Beauval Zoo. This new panda gallery documents the first 8 months in the life of Yuan Meng, who was christened in December 2017 by French First Lady Brigitte Macron. His Chinese name means “dream come true”.

The baby panda is now happily exploring an outdoor enclosure, playing and climbing trees, but is still being suckled by his mother Huan Huan twice a day.

Images © Eric Baccega /

Baby Panda Yuan Meng © Eric Baccega /