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Panda cub tries to stop his keeper from leaving his enclosure

Daily Mail logo Daily Mail 03/11/2020 Billie Thomson For Mailonline
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This panda really wanted his keeper to stay and play with him.

Chun Sheng, a seven-month-old cub in China, has been caught on camera trying to prevent his caretaker from leaving his enclosure.

The naughty bear started by blocking the doorway but soon changed his strategy to follow the worker around. 

a person standing in front of a stone building: Chun Sheng's keeper lifts the panda cub up after he blocked the door to stop her from leaving © Provided by Daily Mail Chun Sheng's keeper lifts the panda cub up after he blocked the door to stop her from leaving a person standing in front of a building: Seconds later, Chun Sheng walks back to the doorway in a renewed attempt to stop the worker © Provided by Daily Mail Seconds later, Chun Sheng walks back to the doorway in a renewed attempt to stop the worker

Chun Sheng's keeper managed to make her way out after leading the fluffy animal to a corner of the enclosure. 

The heart-warming scene was captured at Chengdu Giant Panda Breeding Research Base on October 22 and has been supplied to MailOnline by iPanda, a video platform which specialises in pandas. 

Chun Sheng is a lockdown cub. 

He was born at the centre on March 21 when it had to shut its doors temporarily to visitors due to the coronavirus outbreak. 

He is the third cub of 11-year-old panda mother Zhi Zhi, who had given birth to a pair of male twins in 2017.  

Chun Sheng tails the worker after she had no way but to walk to the other side of the enclosure © Provided by Daily Mail Chun Sheng tails the worker after she had no way but to walk to the other side of the enclosure a panda bear walking across a stone wall: The cub continues to chase her when she paced to another corner to look for a way to leave © Provided by Daily Mail The cub continues to chase her when she paced to another corner to look for a way to leave

It seems that Chun Sheng has formed a deep bond with his keepers after being born during the COVID-19 shutdown.

The footage shows the panda standing right in front of the enclosure's door to stop a keeper from leaving him alone in the beginning. 

He refused to go away after the caretaker petted him, gesturing him to walk.

The female worker tried to distance herself from the cub twice by wandering away from him, but Chun Sheng kept his eyes fixed on her and chased immediately.

a cat lying on top of a stone building: A disappointed Chun Sheng stands on a step while looking at the door after his keeper left © Provided by Daily Mail A disappointed Chun Sheng stands on a step while looking at the door after his keeper left a cat lying on top of a building: He falls from the steps after taking a tumble while being left on his own in his enclosure © Provided by Daily Mail He falls from the steps after taking a tumble while being left on his own in his enclosure

The worker eventually allured Chun Sheng to stay in a corner briefly while making her way out of the space swiftly. 

Realising he was on his own, the clingy bear ran towards the door without hesitation and crawled onto the steps - before taking a tumble in the end in a nearly comic fashion. 

Chun Sheng's name means 'born in spring' in English. 

He weighed 176.7 grams (0.39 pounds) at birth, and keepers described him as a 'very handsome boy'.  

a close up of a cat in a sink: Chun Sheng is pictured sleeping in his incubator at two months old in the centre's nursery © Provided by Daily Mail Chun Sheng is pictured sleeping in his incubator at two months old in the centre's nursery

Chun Sheng was the third cub to be born in the centre this year after a pair of male cubs, which had been delivered by 16-year-old panda Fuwa, or the 'lucky doll'.

The bear siblings have been named after two famous snacks from Chengdu and Wuhan - where the coronavirus was first detected last December - in a show of solidarity to the residents in the then-epicentre of the pandemic.

The elder twin is called Reganmian, a hot and dry noodle dish from Wuhan. His younger brother is named Danhonggao, Chengdu's iconic egg pancakes.

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