As Mrs Macron put her hand over the glass to try to pet the cub, it began growling at her and even jumped up – causing her to immediately reach back out again. A little too close for comfort!
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She met with Chinese Vice Foreign minister Zhang Yesui, and flashed a beaming smile as they bent to greet the adorable pandas at the zoo.
And she was joined on the official outing by French junior minister for foreign affairs Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne, and former French prime minister Jean-Pierre Raffarin.
According to the Mail Online, Baptiste Mulot, chief veterinarian at Beauval Zoo, said cub Yuan Meng is now moving on all fours and “he’s starting to behave really like a child, so he tries to escape from where he’s supposed to be.