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Giant Panda Gives Birth To Twins At Tokyo Zoo

A giant panda named Shin Shin has given birth to twin cubs at the Ueno Zoo in Tokyo, Japan. The panda cubs are the first panda births at the zoo in four years and the first time twins had been born there. Giant pandas are difficult to breed while in captivity and the wild and are currently classed as a vulnerable species. The two newborn pandas were born an hour and a half apart, and their gender has not yet been revealed. "When I heard the news that the second baby was born, I couldn't help but whoop," Yutaka Fukuda, Ueno Zoo Director. Shin Shin and her partner Ri Ri are also parents to a female panda named Xiang Xiang, born in 2017.

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