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Monday, June 27, 2016, 16:22

Giant panda in Macao gives birth to twin cubs

By Agencies

Civil affairs authorities in China's Macao Special Administrative Region said late Sunday that its female panda Xinxin has given birth to twin cubs in the afternoon, which marks the first-ever pandas born there.

Xinxin gave birth to her first cub at 3:45 pm local time and the second cub was born at 4:27 pm, they weighed only 135g and 53.8g, according to a press release from Macao Civic and Municipal Affairs Bureau.

After veterinary inspection, Xinxin and the first cub are now in good condition, while the second cub needs intensive care for being underweight. They are now under 24-hour observation. The gender of the cubs have yet to be ascertained.

A female panda, named Xinxin by Macao people, and a male named Kaikai, were chosen from Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding in Sichuan province as a gift of China's central government.

Giant panda in Macao gives birth to twin cubs
Xinxin gave birth to twin cubs at Macao Giant Panda Pavilion on June 26, 2016. (Photo/IC)
Giant panda in Macao gives birth to twin cubs
Xinxin gave birth to twin cubs at Macao Giant Panda Pavilion on June 26, 2016. (Photo/IC)
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