WASHINGTON D.C. — Twin giant pandas were born at the Smithsonian Zoo in Washington D.C. this week. The two cubs were born Saturday, Aug. 22.
Although twin pandas are not necessarily rare, especially in China, they are only the third set of twins to be born in the U.S.
Vets are taking extreme caution in handling the bears, so as to ensure their survival. Both cubs are healthy, and nursing well as they begin their lives in the Smithsonian Zoo.
Now, you can watch the mother panda and its two cubs live. The Smithsonian Zoo website’s Panda Cam, is available to all.
Source: Discovery News
Photo: Pamela Baker Masson, Smithsonian’s National Zoo