After This Panda Gave Birth To Twin Cubs, Zookeepers Hatched An Ingenious Plan To Save Them

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Since giant pandas are a threatened species, every baby is precious. So when a zoo’s bear gave birth to twins, keeping both offspring alive was of the utmost importance. But what would give the cubs their best chance of survival? The keepers devised an innovative plan…

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The mommy in question is a giant panda called Li Li who lives with her keepers in Chengdu, China. As a new parent, she’s an important part of the conservation of her species. The wonderful news is that Li Li gave birth to twins.

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By their nature, giant pandas don’t mate very often. For starters, female pandas might not be physically capable of conceiving until they reach the age of eight. Furthermore, their breeding window is very small. A sow is in heat on one occasion annually, and then for no more than three days, during a 12-week stretch that begins in early March.

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