It broke my heart to see the baby crying and rolling on the floor. I almost had to stop watching but I knew that there had to be a happy ending.
You may be surprised to learn this, but in the animal kingdom, not every mother-to-be comes equipped with those motherly instincts. Not right away, anyway.
Unlike human mommas who can’t wait to spend a bit of time away from their mini-me’s, even the shortest length of separation can cause an animal mother to reject her young, leaving them to fend for themselves.
When Min-Min the panda gave birth to a baby, doctors and zoo staff had to conduct a full physical to make sure the tiny panda was totally healthy.
However, in doing so, they ran the risk of Min-Min rejecting the newborn forever.