The Moscow Zoo said the giant panda Dingding gave birth to a cub. This is the first giant panda cub ever born in Russia.
The cub, weighing about 150 grams, was born to a young pair of giant pandas, Ruyi (male) and Dingding (female), that arrived in Moscow in April 2019 from China's southwestern province of Sichuan.
The gender of the cub is still unknown, the zoo said, adding that Dingding is taking good care of her baby and is being consistently monitored.
"This unique and rare event is the result of the coordinated work of our specialists and our Chinese colleagues," Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin said in a Telegram post, describing the birth of the cub as a significant event for Russia and the global environmental community.