Pandas in Ya'an

Giant panda twins born in Ya’an   2013-06-26 16:38:54     


A female giant panda has successfully given birth to panda twins in southwest China's Sichuan Province, the twins are the first pair ever born globally this year.

A panda named Haizi gave birth to the first cub at 4:54 p.m. Saturday and the second one ten minutes later, according to workers at the China Conservation and Research Center for the Giant Panda at the Bifengxia giant panda Preservation base.

The mother has yet to release the first cub from her embrace, but staff said it should be a healthy cub, given its large size and the volume of the sounds it has been making.

The second cub is a female and weighs 79.2 grams, the staff said.

Haizi became pregnant after mating with Bai Yang and Yi Bao in March. She began to exhibit prenatal behavior in late May.

Most giant pandas are not good breeders when in in captivity. Pandas are known for being sexually inactive and cubs are often born between July and September.

YA’AN Ya'an is a prefecture-level city in the western part of Sichuan province, People's Republic of China, located just below the Tibetan Plateau.The first giant panda was found in Baoxing County of Ya'an; Ya'an is also the origin of Artificial planting tea of the world; Mengding Mountain in Mingshan County, has been keeping seven tea trees, which are believed to be the origins of tea, for more than 1,000 years.


Fengtongzhai National Nature Reserve