World's first surviving panda triplets born in Chinese zoo

www.theguardian.com Published: August 12, 2014
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A Chinese zoo has unveiled newborn panda triplets billed as the world's first known surviving trio, in what it hailed as a miracle given the animal's famously low reproductive rate, according to The Guardian.


The mother, named Juxiao, which means "chrysanthemum smile", delivered the triplets at Guangzhou's Chimelong safari park in the early hours of 29 July, but was too exhausted to take care of them afterwards.


A video from the zoo showed Juxiao sitting in the corner of a room as she delivered her cubs for four hours and licking them after they were born. By the time it came to the delivery of the third cub, she was lying on her side.



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