Watch Baby Panda Twins
Lun Lun, a 19-year-old giant panda, gave birth to twin cubs at 7:20 am and 8:07 a.m. on September 3, 2016. The cubs, the first giant pandas born in the U.S. in 2016, are the second pair of twins for Lun Lun. Animal Planet has partnered with Zoo Atlanta to bring you pandas live wherever you go.
Did You Know?
Giant panda cubs, which are born nearly hairless, blind and barely larger than a cell phone, are some of the animal kingdom’s most fragile newborns.
Following the birth of the first cub, the Zoo Atlanta teams continued to await the arrival of the second cub. Although it is possible for giant panda twins to be born as far apart as days, up until the second cub’s birth, there had remained the possibility that the second fetus could be resorbed, or reabsorbed, and would thus not be born. Fetal resorption is not uncommon in giant pandas.
Getting a panda pregnant can be tough. Breeding season lasts only four months out of the year, during which she is only fertile for about 48 hours!
Interested in Learning More?
Visit our panda fact page with information provided by Zoo Atlanta!
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Established in 1889, Zoo Atlanta is home to more than 1,300 animals from more than 200 species. The zoo is also home to our Panda and Sloth cams. You can learn more about the zoo and its work at zooatlanta.org.