Amanda

By Amanda

LifeBuzz Staff

Giant Panda Shows Off Her Parenting Skills In The Cutest Baby Photos Ever.

At much as it pains us to see animals in captivity, we have to admit that things like zoos and aquariums give us unprecedented access to observing the way animals live, work, and play. For rare animals like the giant panda, their presence is even more special -- so while zoos are definitely problematic, we're still grateful to get a sneak peek of something like this every once in awhile.

In 2013, the Atlanta Zoo had reason to celebrate. Lun Lun, a 15-year-old giant panda, gave birth to a cub. Cameras captured the moment, and the zookeepers and caretakers were thrilled.

However, they couldn't have prepared themselves for the surprise that came next. No one had any idea it was coming, and after it happened the keepers could only classify it as a bona fide miracle. Check out the incredible story -- and see some adorable photos -- below.

This is Lun Lun.

The 15-year-old panda gave birth back in 2013, and it was all captured on camera.

This is Lun Lun.

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The big mama gave birth to a tiny, pink and fuzzy cub.

It's hard to believe that any panda was ever that small, but these photos don't lie.

The big mama gave birth to a tiny, pink and fuzzy cub.

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Here, you can see her tending to her cub.

It's almost as if she's greeting it, saying hello to the little one that she brought into the world just moments earlier.

Here, you can see her tending to her cub.

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But there's not a lot of time scheduled for saying hello.

Lun Lun had to get to work with the business of caring for her newborn.

But there's not a lot of time scheduled for saying hello.

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Then, just moments later, something started to happen.

The zookeepers simply weren't prepared for this.

Then, just moments later, something started to happen.

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