Friday, 19 July 2013

Rare Panda Twins Born at Zoo Atlanta

The world may be awaiting the birth of a little royal, but in the animal kingdom, it's baby panda season. Last night (July 15), a giant panda at Zoo Atlanta gave birth to two cubs, the first panda twins to be born in the United State since 1987.

The newborns are also the first pandas to be born in the country this year. They are fourth and fifth babies for 15-year-old mom Lun Lun, according to the zoo. The female last gave birth in 2010, to a male cub named Po.

"We're thrilled to welcome Lun Lun's and Yang Yang's twins," Raymond B. King, the zoo's president and CEO, said in a statement. "This is a success we share with all of our fellow zoological organizations working to understand and protect this iconic species, and we share our joy with our local community and with our colleagues in China."

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