There’s supposed to be an instant connection between a mother and her child. It’s something we can always count on, no matter what. However, this is not always the case for a variety of reasons. And every time it seems that this connection does not exist, it causes a lot of anxiety. It was for this reason that zoo staff worried about the panda mother, Min-Min after she gave birth.
Typically, the baby stays with the mother right after birth, but in her case, zookeepers were concerned about the baby and needed to run some tests to check on its welfare. They were aware that doing that meant the mother might not bond with the baby, but needed to take the risk.
Once they made sure the baby was fine, they put the baby back in the pen and held their breath. At first, there was no great reunion. Mama ignored the baby. She even turned away from the baby at first.
Thankfully, something finally clicked. Min-Min suddenly makes the connection and comes over and grabs her tiny bundle of joy. She then carries the baby over to a corner where she commences with the cuddling and loving, making a mother and baby bond for good.