World's heaviest twin panda cubs born in Chengdu

Authors: China Daily


According to the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding in Chengdu, Ah Bao, a 9-year-old female panda, gave birth to a male and a female cub at 7:41 am and 9:28 am respectively on July 6.
The two cubs weighed 211.6 and 209 grams respectively at birth, being the heaviest newly-born panda twins in the world, said Zhang Zhihe, chief of the base.
The average weight of a panda cub at birth is around 150 grams. It is rare for both pandas of the twins to weigh more than 200 grams, he said.
Ah Bao was born in the United States in 2010, when the film Kung Fu Panda was a hit around the world. She was mistaken as a male cub by her keeper and got the name "Ah Bao", from the panda character in the film. When she was about to return to China in 2013, she was found to be a "girl," Zhang said.

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