Panda twins born in Atlanta zoo

Deutsche Presse-Agentur
The twin pandas were born to the zoo's panda Lun Lun on Monday and are calling for their mother with a loud peeping sound

BABY PANDAS. A handout photo released by Zoo Atlanta on 16 July 2013 shows the twin giant panda cubs born to Lun Lun at Zoo Atlanta in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, 15 July 2013. Photo by EPA/Adam K. Thompson/Zoo Atlanta handout

WASHINGTON DC, USA – The Atlanta zoo is celebrating the birth of twin pandas, the first born in the US since 1987, the zoo said Tuesday, July 16.

The twin pandas were born to the zoo’s panda Lun Lun on Monday and are calling for their mother with a loud peeping sound. They are doing well on their first day, the zoo said on Twitter.

The zoo also posted a photo of the tiny pink creatures whose fine white fur and barely recognizable eyes make them look alien.


Twin pandas are are not unusual, but in the wild the mother usually takes care of only one of them and the other one dies. Zoo caregivers will take turns looking after the babies to make sure neither dies.

“Both are being supplemented w/formula as we rotate w/Mom,” the zoo said on Twitter. – Rappler.com

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