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Sweet! Twin panda cubs born in Berlin

Sweet! Twin panda cubs born in Berlin”

We're so comfortable, we're speechless, ' the zoo mentioned on Twitter, additionally posting a video of the brand new mom guiding one in all her pink infants to feed.

The panda delivered its first cub on Saturday night. The first panda was born at 6:54 p.m. and approximately one hour later, the second baby was born.

The twins weigh 136g and 186g respectively, and their genders have not yet been announced.

But Meng Meng didn't seem to mind that, and quickly grew into her new role.

A source at the zoo said: "She placed the tiny creature gently on her belly and began to warm it lovingly with her big paws, warm breath, and the soft fur of her cheeks".

- A zoo in Berlin has double the reason to celebrate: Its resident giant panda, a 6-year-old named Meng Meng, gave birth to a set of twins over the weekend.

After weeks of speculation which made headlines in Berlin and national newspapers, experts at the zoo confirmed just over a week ago that Meng Meng was pregnant. They are both on loan from a reserve in Chengdu, China.

"(The Chinese panda) Meng Meng became a mom twice!

With only 1,864 pandas in their natural habitat, the birth is not only seen as an accomplishment for Zoo Berlin, but also one for panda conservation as a whole. Animal keepers, veterinarians, biologists and rearing experts observed the panda mum around the clock.

The zoo says for now new panda family will be staying behind the scenes and will not be on view to zoo visitors until further notice.

The zoo pays $15million (£12.4million) for a 15-year contract to host them, with a lot of the cash going in the direction of a conservation and breeding analysis programme in China.

Meng Meng at the Berlin Zoo.

The newborns will also have to be returned to China within the next four years after they have finished being weaned.

On mortgage from China, Meng Meng and male panda Jiao Qing arrived in Berlin in June 2017 to nice fanfare.

"There are now 1,864 wild adult pandas in their natural habitat, which means each and every one of these cubs significantly helps towards the survival of the species", Knieriem said.



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