Brigitte Macron to baptize baby panda - Brigitte Macron is to baptize a baby panda later today in a ceremony at Beauval Zoo in St-Aignan-sur-Cher in the Loir-et-Cher region of France. As godmother to the panda named Mini Yuan Zi, Madame Macron will be joined by the Chinese deputy Minister of Foreign affairs. According to French media the panda’s parents were lent by China to France and represent an economic and diplomatic issue as China only lends animals to allied countries, for a maximum of ten years, against a sum of money fixed according to the number of visitors. The Beauval Zoo has beaten attendance records since the birth of the baby panda, which has not yet been shown to the public. The Zoo reportedly plans to present Mini Yuan Zi to visitors from Saturday, January 13th.