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    Giant panda twins arrive in twos
    Giant panda twins arrive in twos
    CHINA

    Giant panda twins arrive in twos

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    Gene Lin
    Gene Lin
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    Two pairs of giant panda twins were born recently in Chengdu, the capital of southwest China's Sichuan province.

    Giant panda Meng Meng gave birth to a pair of female twins on May 23, while panda mom Ya Yun gave birth to a pigeon pair – one male, one female – on June 5.

    Giant panda are a vulnerable species, with a low birth rate. The World Wildlife Fund estimates there are only 1,864 giant pandas living in the wild right now.

    The younger twins are the first pigeon pair born this year, and the older twins are the first panda twins born in 2018.

    Panda breeders working at the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding said all four panda babies are in good health.

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    GENE LIN
    GENE LIN
    Gene is a contributor to Inkstone. He studies journalism and computer science at The University of Hong Kong. He previously worked at the Hong Kong Free Press and is interested in the decentralized internet.

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