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Panda born in Belgium's Pairi Daiza zoo

  • In this image provided by the Pairi Daiza park, giant panda Hao Hao holds her newborn baby in her mouth at the park in Brugelette, Belgium, on Thursday, June 2, 2016. With the help of the Chinese government Hao Hao and her mate Xing Hui arrived in Belgium two years ago and Pairi Daiza adapted its park to build a bamboo forest for them. (Benoit Bouchez/Pairi Daiza via AP)

    In this image provided by the Pairi Daiza park, giant panda Hao Hao holds her newborn baby in her mouth at the park in Brugelette, Belgium, on Thursday, June 2, 2016. With the help of the Chinese government Hao Hao and her mate Xing Hui arrived in Belgium two years ago and Pairi Daiza adapted its park to build a bamboo forest for them. (Benoit Bouchez/Pairi Daiza via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • In this image provided by the Pairi Daiza park, giant panda Hao Hao holds her newborn baby in her mouth at the park in Brugelette, Belgium, on Thursday, June 2, 2016. With the help of the Chinese government Hao Hao and her mate Xing Hui arrived in Belgium two years ago and Pairi Daiza adapted its park to build a bamboo forest for them. (Benoit Bouchez/Pairi Daiza via AP)

    In this image provided by the Pairi Daiza park, giant panda Hao Hao holds her newborn baby in her mouth at the park in Brugelette, Belgium, on Thursday, June 2, 2016. With the help of the Chinese government Hao Hao and her mate Xing Hui arrived in Belgium two years ago and Pairi Daiza adapted its park to build a bamboo forest for them. (Benoit Bouchez/Pairi Daiza via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this Feb. 23, 2014 file photo, Belgium's Prime Minister Elio di Rupo holds a stuffed panda as he welcomes Chinese panda Hao Hao after its arrival at Zaventem airport in Brussels. Belgian animal park Pairi Daiza announced on Thursday, June 2, 2016 that Hao Hao gave birth to a baby. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo, File)

    FILE - In this Feb. 23, 2014 file photo, Belgium's Prime Minister Elio di Rupo holds a stuffed panda as he welcomes Chinese panda Hao Hao after its arrival at Zaventem airport in Brussels. Belgian animal park Pairi Daiza announced on Thursday, June 2, 2016 that Hao Hao gave birth to a baby. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo, File)  (The Associated Press)

Belgium's Pairi Daiza zoo has announced the birth of a baby panda, just three months after Chinese experts tried to artificially inseminate mother Hao Hao.

The zoo, which is around 30 miles south of Brussels, distributed a photo of the mother, holding the naked, pink cub in her mouth.

With the help of the Chinese government Hao Hao and her mate Xing Hui arrived in Belgium two years ago and Pairi Daiza adapted its zoo to build a bamboo forest and a cave to recreate their natural habitat.

The zoo said that "less than 2,000 pandas can be found in the wild, making every birth a true miracle."

Austria and Spain are the only other two European countries where pandas have been born.