They capture footage of a newborn panda clutching to his caregiver’s leg so that he does not leave him alone. The panda bear is a critically endangered species that is possibly the most well-known emblem of environmental protection in the world. People adore them, yet there are at least 1,600 of them roaming the mountainous jungles of Central Asia, with more than 300 in captivity across the world.
He was born after his parents were leased to the Everland Zoo in Seoul by China as goods.
During the pandemic’s shutdown, very little progress was accomplished. He and his caretaker have built a deep bond despite his lack of interaction with other bears.
Few animals, if any, are capable of displaying the affection that Fu Bao has for the person who is responsible for their well-being. Despite the fact that he has been imprisoned from birth, his need to feel accompanied has nothing on ours.
“Fu Bao feels really lonely in his imprisonment, which is why he clings to his nightstand so hard,” one user said after hearing the news and witnessing it on social media.
When the zookeeper gives him a regular weigh-in, the amiable plantigrade of Chinese ancestry is in desperate need of protection and care. When the man approaches, the animal clings to one of his legs, refusing to let go, pleading with him not to leave him and to stay by his side.
As a mark of alliance, China loaned Fu Bao’s parents, who were just 6 months old at the time, to Korea in order to enhance international cooperative connections for the conservation of this species.
The zoo was reopened with restricted capacity in early 2021, allowing families to greet the lovely and loving animal.
Despite the fact that he has never known anything except a reserve, Fu Bao grows up healthy, happy, and surrounded by his family. He’s gentle yet lively at the same time. The self-sacrificing guy in charge of his life and care, on the other hand, has become more than simply his closest friend.
“His caretaker, in particular, has almost converted into a father, concerned that he grows up healthy and happy,” stated an Everland Zoo official.
Surprisingly, the bear was given the name Fu Bao, which translates to “treasure that provides happiness,” following a survey conducted by the hostel in which at least 50 thousand individuals took part.
This adorable fuzzy baby will now be able to walk and play inside the Everland Zoo as he grows up.
We oppose confining animals and removing them from their natural habitats; yet, in this situation, despite the fact that Fu Bao’s life is destined for captivity, it receives all of the care it requires to survive.