Panda Twins Born on Lovers' Day in Chengdu

Authors: Xinhuanet

2016-08-09

The giant panda Chenggong gave birth to a male and a female cub on Chinese lovers' day at Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding.
Panda twins were born at Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding in southwest China's Sichuan Province on Tuesday.
The mother, Chenggong, gave birth to a male and a female cub around 1:34 a.m. on Tuesday.
The twins weigh at 195.5 and 152.8 grams. Both are in good condition.
This is Chenggong's third birth. She is a very good mother. After the cubs were born, she cuddled them and comforted them.
The twins are the eighth pair of twins born in the Chengdu base this year, along with 5 single cubs.
July to September is the high season for panda births.
There are more than 1,300 wild pandas in Sichuan, 15 percent more than 10 years ago, and 360 more live in captivity.
Tuesday is Qixi, lover's day according to the Chinese lunar calendar. The holiday originates from a myth about the love between an ordinary herdsman and a fairy.

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