Zhongxin.com, Chengdu, July 8 (Reporter Anyuan) The reporter learned from the Chengdu Giant Panda Breeding Research Base (hereinafter referred to as the “Panda Base”) that the panda base returned to the giant panda “Abao” to produce a pair of dragons and fetuses. Da Zi, newborn weight 211.6 grams, male; small, newborn weight 209 grams, female; at present, the mother and child indicators are normal. As of now, the pair of giant panda cubs are the world's oldest born captive giant pandas (twins).
It is understood that the giant panda "A Bao" completed the breeding on March 20, 2019, "A Bao" is very quiet, no obvious prenatal irritability, less walking, at 4:47 am on July 6th, found broken Amniotic fluid, less responsible behavior. Both pups have a birth weight of more than 200 grams. According to experts from the Panda Base, under normal circumstances, the average birth weight of giant panda cubs is about 150 grams. The twins are generally one heavy and one lighter. The birth weight of twin cubs is over 200 grams at the same time. It is rare. A similar situation appeared in the fathers of the two youngsters. When the giant panda was "welcomed", the birth weight of the same-born sister "Nini" also exceeded 200 grams, 206 grams and 202 grams respectively, slightly lower than the weight of the twins born in "A Bao", this year. On June 11th, the "Thumbnail Girl" (born 42.8 grams) born at the Panda Base was five times more powerful.
xxAccording to reports, the giant panda "A Bao" was born on November 3, 2010 at the Atlanta Zoo in the United States. Interestingly, because the《功夫熊猫》was hot at the time, and the keeper of the Atlanta Zoo initially thought that the giant panda baby was male, so he specially invited DreamWorks to borrow the name of the protagonist "Abao" in the film. Only newborn baby pandas are named. In 2013, the 3-year-old "Abao" was preparing to return to China from Atlanta. When the staff submitted the application for returning to China, it was accidentally checked that the "Kung Fu Panda" in everyone's mind was actually a girl. It is reported that "A Bao" was originally the "bear mother". When the baby was born, it kept trying. In just 2 minutes, "A Bao" smoothly held the baby in his arms and was a good mother who did his duty.
It is reported that since the establishment of the Panda Base in 1987, from the initial six diseased, hungry pandas, without the capture from the wild, through continuous technological innovation, mastered the world's leading core technology of giant panda research and breeding, through three After more than ten years of hard work, the world's largest giant panda artificial captive breeding population has been established. This time, Abao has given birth to one of the world's most important pandas and dragons, bringing the existing captive population of the panda base to 200.
As of July 8, 2019, the Panda Base had a total of 191, 298, and 200 existing babies, including 22 children born overseas.
Further reading: What is special about giant panda breeding?