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Offbeat Boy oh boy! Twin male pandas charm Berlin zoo

15:50  09 december  2019
15:50  09 december  2019 Source:   msn.com

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The cuteness level at Berlin Zoo doubled on Monday when a pair of twin panda cubs made their public debut, with the zoo revealing the cuddly bundles of fur were both boys . But the general public will have to wait a little longer for their own glimpse of the zoo 's newest stars.

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Berlin Zoo has ignored calls to name its panda cubs Hong and Kong in support of ongoing protests. Instead, its first panda cubs have been given more traditional The cubs, both male , were named Meng Xiang and Meng Yuan, translating roughly to " long -awaited dream" and "dream come true."

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The little ones were born at the zoo on August 31 but in keeping with Chinese tradition they were only named after 100 days.

Speaking before a crowd of excited reporters at the Panda Garden, zoo director Andreas Knieriem announced that the cubs would go by the names of Meng Xiang, meaning "long-awaited dream" and Meng Yuan, or "dream come true".

The twins, weighing around six kilos (13 pounds) each, then made their long-awaited first appearance before the world's media.

Wheeled out in a glass-cased "panda bed", they were seen lounging close together on a heated mattress.

One of the cubs appeared half-asleep and unfazed by the attention, while his more active brother repeatedly turned his back on the press pack, prompting coos and laughter.

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Boy next door Jiao Qing Jiao Qing was born on 15 July 2010 and weighs approx. Since summer 2017, she has lived with male panda Jiao Qing in the new 5,480 m Panda Garden in Berlin . Because pandas are solitary animals, the two bears here at the zoo each have their own private space.

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But the general public will have to wait a little longer for their own glimpse of the zoo's newest stars.

The cubs will be kept away from visitors "until they can walk properly" and are more familiar with their surroundings, Knieriem said, expected to be sometime in early 2020.

The birth of the cubs has delighted Berlin's oldest zoo as it is notoriously hard to breed pandas -- and twins are even rarer.

Their mother Meng Meng and male giant panda Jiao Qing arrived in Berlin in June 2017 to great fanfare.

China lends pandas to zoos around the world -- a programme dubbed "panda diplomacy".

Berlin zoo pays $15 million (13.5 million euros) for a 15-year contract to host the adult pandas, with most of the money going towards a conservation and breeding research programme in China.

While the twin cubs were born in Berlin, they remain Chinese and must be returned to China within four years after they have been weaned.

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The twins are a boy , Jia Panpan, and a girl, Jia Yeuyeu. Here the twins wrestle Feb. At 6 weeks old, the Toronto Zoo 's giant panda twins outgrew their incubator and were moved do a larger one. Jia Panpan, the male giant panda cub born 8 months ago at Toronto Zoo in Canada, uses his teeth to

The zoo is in full-blown panda fever and plenty of visitors and zoo fans are just as excited as we are. The animals are only pandas in Germany, making them a real Zoo Berlin highlight. In this blog we will collect all panda information and keep your updated with all the latest news surrounding “Project

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About 1,864 pandas remain in the wild in China, up from around 1,000 in the late 1970s, according to the environmental group WWF.

Just over 400 pandas live in zoos around the world, in conservation projects set up with Beijing.

The species is considered "vulnerable" to extinction by the International Union for Conservation of Nature.

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