First male-female panda twins of the year born in SW China

Editor:嫖酸輩
Source:Xinhua
Updated:2018-06-06 10:25:14

The first male-female panda twins of this year were born at the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding in Southwest China's Sichuan province on Tuesday, June 5, 2018. [Photo/Xinhua]

  CHENGDU - The first male-female panda twins of this year were born in Southwest China's Sichuan province Tuesday morning.

  Panda Ya Yun gave birth to the twins at the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding.

  The female cub weighed 135.3 grams and was born at 8:20 am. The male cub followed nine minutes later, weighing 148.8 grams.

  "They are the first male-female panda twins born this year. The mother and cubs are very healthy," base staff said.

  Ya Yun, born on Sept 10, 2010, is the youngest child of Ya Ya, who was born on the day of the opening ceremony of the Beijing Asian Games in 1990.

A worker at the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding bottlefeeds the female panda cub, June 5, 2018. [Photo/Xinhua]

A worker at the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding tends to the female panda cub, June 5, 2018. [Photo/Xinhua]

The head and upper half of a newborn male panda cub is under a blanket at the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding, June 5, 2018. [Photo/Xinhua]