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Twin Panda Babies Born
News Bytes 08/9/2019 9 Comments

A Belgian wildlife park is proudly announcing the birth of twin giant pandas.

Pairi Daiza is a privately owned zoo and botanical garden located in Brugelette, Belgium. It said in a tweet Friday that Hao Hao (pronounced How-How), a panda loaned to the park by China in 2014, has given birth. The announcement referred to the newborns as “two little ‘pink shrimps’ that are in good health and that she is taking care of with extraordinary maternal love."

The twins were born Thursday, the eighth day of the eighth month. The park notes that the number 8 is considered “lucky” in Chinese culture.

They’re the second and third pandas delivered at the park. Another panda baby, Tian Bao, was born there in June 2016.

Pairi Daiza park head Eric Domb says the twin birth is “marvelous news for this extraordinary, but today still threatened, species.”

Previously classified as “endangered,” the giant panda’s conservation status was officially upgraded in 2016 to “vulnerable.” That means the species relies on human conservation efforts—such as protection and care inside parks like Pairi Daiza and wild habitat protection in China—to ensure its numbers do not continue to drop.

(Two baby giant pandas born on Thursday, August 8, 2019, crawl around in their cot at the Pairi Daiza Zoo in Brugelette, Belgium. Pairi Daiza Zoo via AP)

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Cute! (First Comment

They are pretty cute! (Except their tails.)

To above

i agree. hope they thrive

Brenna G

Awww

So cute!! I hope they do

So cute!! I hope they do well.

Cool!

Cool!

Janna (Daniel's sister)

Giant pandas are my favorite animals! Hope they can get these pandas living without the possibility of extinction again!

Super cute! There should be

Super cute! There should be like a petition for saving the pandas! I would totally sign it!

They are adorable!!

They are so cute! Although Pandas are not my favorite animal i still love them, and i really do hope that the numbers don't continue to drop leading them to become extinct.

Yay

Yay. New baby pandas. They are kinda cute right now ( their tailes look a little funny), but when they grow a bit more and have their fur they will be super cute. It is funny they were born on the 8 month, and the 8 day, considering that 8 is the Chinese lucky number. They are the " Lucky Babies". It is really sad that lots of animals are endangered, especially pandas. Let's hope a miracle happens and all the pandas in the world produce lots of babies, and that they are cared for in the right way. Pray for constant health. I hope that when they are older, like teens, that their is another article posted about them so we can see the as they are getting older. Praise the Lord for such cute animals in his great big world. God Is Good!!!

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