Sunday, November 04, 2012

Chinese conservationists celebrate birth of seven baby pandas

Seven baby panda cubs have been born at a research and conservation facility in Sichuan Province, China. The panda cubs were born following a long procedure to artificially inseminate their parents.

The seven panda babies are named: Oreo, Xiao Qiao, Si Yi, Yuan Run, Miao Miao and two twins Cheng Shuang and Cheng Dui. It is hoped they will be released into the wild when they are older.

Dr Zhang Zhihe, director of the Chengdu Panda Base, said: "We are delighted that 2012 has been such a bumper year for panda cubs at the Chengdu Panda Base.

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"The birth of so many baby giant pandas is a testament to the success of our breeding programme." Their births bring the number of pandas at the Chengdu Panda Base to 113.

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