Twin pandas born in China as a result of artificial insemination (video)

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Twin pandas born in China as a result of artificial insemination (video)
Twin pandas born in China as a result of artificial insemination (video)
26 August, 17:19SciencePhoto: AP
Chinese breeders have long bred an animal - a symbol of the country in this way, since in nature pandas breed extremely reluctantly.

A giant panda has given birth to two cubs at the Qinling Panda Research Center in Shaanxi Province, reports the Associated Press. The mother of the cubs, Qin Qin, was also once born in this center, for her this is the second pair of twins. The father is not reported by Chinese state media. Considering that Chinese veterinarians have long used artificial insemination to increase the panda population, this method was also used this time.

Video:YouTube

Animal - the mascot of China, pandas are extremely reluctant to breed in the wild. In addition, it is increasingly difficult for them to survive in their natural environment due to climate change and habitat loss. Therefore, they are bred in captivity and released into the wild. Thanks to these efforts, the population of wild pandas is gradually growing: it is now estimated at 1,800 individuals. About 500 more animals live in zoos and reserves.

Male and female cubs weighed 459 and 150 grams at birth. They are pink, almost hairless and blind - pandas open their eyes at six weeks at the earliest. The cubs are doing well and getting used to the new environment next to their mother.

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