First Pandas Born After Devastating Chinese Earthquake

July 8, 2008 / 9 Comments

Twelve-year-old giant panda, Guo Guo, who was relocated after May’s devastating earthquake in the Sichuan province of China gave birth to twin cubs on Sunday. She became the first panda to bear cubs since the disaster and the first to give birth around the globe this year.

panda cub First Pandas Born After Devastating Chinese Earthquake

panda baby First Pandas Born After Devastating Chinese Earthquake

The elder of the two small pandas weighs only 170grams.

Guo Guo was one of the six pandas evacuated from the Giant Panda Research Center in Hetaoping to breeding bases. After traveling more than 100km during gestation, the evacuation process turned out to be exhausting and Guo Guo got medical attention as soon as she arrived in the new shelter. Congratulations to the new mother which has also managed to give birth each year for the last three years.

Guo Guo - giant panda bears cubs

Guo Guo - giant panda gave birth

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