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China giant panda gives birth to twins

Jun 22, 2016 - 11:05 PM

The two cubs both female are the first twins of the critically endangered species this year

This handout photo taken on June 20, 2016 and released by the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding on June 22, 2016 shows a keeper feeding one of two newborn giant panda twins at the research base's facility in Chengdu, southwestern China's Sichuan Province. A giant panda gave birth to twins on June 20 in Chengdu City, capital of southwest China's Sichuan Province, the first twins this year anywhere in the world, according to the breeding base. / AFP PHOTO / CHENGDU RESEARCH BASE OF GIANT PANDA BREEDING / Handout / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / CHENGDU RESEARCH BASE OF GIANT PANDA BREEDING" - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS == NO ARCHIVE

'It's a boy!': Chinese panda gives birth in Belgium

Jun 02, 2016 - 8:05 PM

UPDATED Less than 2 000 pandas can be found in the wild making every birth a true miracle says the Pairi Daiza zoo

This handout picture taken and released on June 2, 2016 by the Paira Daiza shows female Giant Panda Hao Hao holding her cub in her mouth at the Paira Daiza zoologic parc. A giant panda on loan to Belgium from China has given birth to a cub, a rare event for the endangered species, the Pairi Daiza zoo said on June 2, 2016. The zoo and the China Conservation and Research Center for the Giant Panda "have the great pleasure to announce the birth of a panda cub", Pairi Daiza said in a statement."Less than 2,000 pandas can be found in the wild, making every birth a true miracle", it said.  / AFP PHOTO / Paira Daiza / Benoit Bouchez / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / PAIRA DAIZA / BENOIT BOUCHEZ- NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS