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Twins! Toronto Zoo Welcomes 2 Baby Pandas – Critter Science
Two giant-panda cubs were born today (Oct. 13) at the Toronto Zoo, becoming the first pandas ever born on Canadian soil. The zoo’s female giant panda, Er Shun, gave birth to the first cub early this morning, at 3:31 a.m. EDT. A second cub followed at 3:44 a.m. EDT, according to zoo staff. The first cub weighed 6.6 ounces (187.7 grams), and its slightly younger twin weighed 4 ounces (115 g). John Tracogna, CEO of the Toronto Zoo, called the births “historical,” and praised the organization’s successful reproduction program. “We are so proud to be contributing to the ongoing survival of this endangered species,” Tracogna said in a statement. The twin cubs have bulbous heads, and their tiny, pink bodies are covered in fuzzy, white hair. Giant pandas are typically born blind, and zoo representatives say it could be months before they are able to determine the sex and paternity …
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