Rare Panda Twins Born in Japan

Twin panda cubs were born to 14-year-old mom Rauhin at the Wakayama Adventure World zoo in Japan Tuesday night. Twins are unusual for pandas, but this is the third time Rauhin has had twins. She now has seven offspring. There have been 15 pandas born at the Japanese park, which is a record high for a facility outside of China. While twin pandas have a lower survival rate, the cubs appear to be doing well so far. They can be heard chirping loudly in a video from the zoo, and officials say the first-born cub began to nurse soon after its birth. — Read it from Agence France Presse via The Straits Times


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