Giant panda twins born in China
Beijing: A female giant panda has given birth to twins in China`s Sichuan Province, the first pair ever born globally this year, Xinhua reported Sunday.
Panda Haizi gave birth to the first cub Saturday and the second one 10 minutes later, according to workers at the China Conservation and Research Centre for the Giant Panda at the Wolong Nature Reserve.
The mother has yet to release the first cub from her embrace, but staff said it should be a healthy cub, given its large size and the volume of the sounds it has been making.
The second cub is a female and weighs 79.2 grams, the staff said.
Haizi became pregnant after mating with Bai Yang and Yi Bao in March. She began to exhibit prenatal behaviour in late May.
Most giant pandas are not good breeders when in in captivity. Pandas are known for being sexually inactive and cubs are often born between July and September.
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