National Zoo’s panda Mei Xiang has twins

National Zoo says Mei Xiang has twins

I thought this was kinda cool news. The National Zoo in Washington says that it’s adult female panda gave birth to twins.

They say the first twin cub was born Saturday at 5:35 PM and they tweeted later that the second was born at 10:07 PM. Both cubs are reportedly healthy and normal. They were a little worried because the panda 17 years old and if the cubs survive it will be her third and fourth surviving offspring.

Mei Xiang’s first cub, Tai Shan, was born in 2005 and returned to China in 2010. Her second cub, Bao Bao, turns 2-years-old on Sunday and still lives at the zoo.

The zoo’s chief veterinarian Don Neiffer said earlier in the day after the first cub was born that a second cub was a possibility.

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