24th Jul early morning, panda “Shui Xiu” from Wo Long’s China Panda Protection and Research Center gave birth to twin baby panda in Ya An Bi Feng Xia base. All baby pandas born and survived in captivity so far in this year are all come from this research center.
In March this year, “Shui Xiu” had natural mating with male panda “Yi Bao” whom came same from the wild, after 134 days pregnancy, gave the birth to first baby at 00:30 on 24th Jul, at 1:36, second cub was born successfully also. Under normal circumstances, brood mother panda cannot take care of two cubs at the same time; experienced research center staff took second cub out immediately, and sent it to nursery room for manual nursery purpose. Identified, second cub from “Shui Xiu” is a female, weight 168.4 gram, physiological indicators are all normal. Due to “Shui Xiu” is skilled with feeding cub already; she nurtures the first cub still. Staff will exchanged two cubs with a good occasion, in order to keep both of them nurtured by their mother.
Panda “Shui Xiu” was rescued from wild of Bei Chuan which in Si Chuan province in 2003, born a twin in 2010. This is the second childbirth of “Shui Xiu”, which is also the third child born of panda in China this year.