Panda twins cuddle each other as they outgrow incubator

Bear hugs! Video montage shows panda twins cuddling each other from tiny cubs to tubby two-month-olds as they outgrow incubator at Madrid zoo

  • The two panda cubs were born at the Madrid Zoo Aquarium on September 6
  • They have just turned two months old and have passed the most delicate period
  • The zoo is asking people to vote on the panda cubs’ names including You You
  • This video montage shows the moment panda twins cuddle each other from tiny cubs to tubby two-month-olds as they outgrow an incubator at a zoo in Madrid.

    The two cubs were born at the Madrid Zoo Aquarium in the Spanish capital on September 6.

    The zoo said the cubs have just turned two months old and have now successfully passed the most delicate period of their development.








    This video montage shows the moment panda twins cuddle each other from tiny cubs to tubby two-month-olds as they outgrow an incubator in Madrid, 西班牙

    This video montage shows the moment panda twins cuddle each other from tiny cubs to tubby two-month-olds as they outgrow an incubator in Madrid, 西班牙

    The two cubs were born at the Madrid Zoo Aquarium in the Spanish capital on September 6

    The two cubs were born at the Madrid Zoo Aquarium in the Spanish capital on September 6

    The footage shows the cubs at just twenty days old tentatively cuddling each other in the incubator with barely any hair.

    It then cuts to one of the cubs being held on its back by a man, before footage of the twins at forty days already starting to look chubby and covered in fur.

    It ends with clips of the cubs with their mother, who is called Hua Zui Ba, and being weighed by a woman at the zoo.

    They will now alternate between spending time in the crib installed for them in the zoo and with their mother in the enclosure.

    The zoo said: ‘In these two months of progressive growth, vital to develop the immune system and thermoregulate by themselves, the little pandas no longer need an incubator and are completely covered in black and white fur characteristic of their species.

    The zoo said the cubs have just turned two months old and have now successfully passed the most delicate period of their development

    The zoo said the cubs have just turned two months old and have now successfully passed the most delicate period of their development

    They will now alternate between spending time in the crib installed for them in the zoo and spending time in the enclosure with their mother, who is called Hua Zui Ba, as they no longer require incubation

    They will now alternate between spending time in the crib installed for them in the zoo and spending time in the enclosure with their mother, who is called Hua Zui Ba, as they no longer require incubation

    The zoo added: ‘The transformation in these 60 days of life has been astonishing.

    ‘From their pink, sightless, delicate appearance to the 171.4 和 137.4 grams which they weighed when born.

    ‘They have become beautiful giant pandas that already weigh 3.1 和 2.8 kilograms, open their eyes, and show off their most characteristic parts such as the palms of their hands with their opposable thumb that they use to grab bamboo canes.

    ‘At two months old, the incubator is already too small for them. 因此, after the process of adapting to the outside temperature in the last two weeks, during which time they have been out in the sun for a couple of hours in a protected space to continue strengthening, they will begin to sleep in the enclosure and will alternate between breastfeeding, essential for growth, with the first bottles of milk specific for pandas.

    The Madrid zoo is also asking for netizens to vote on the panda cubs’ names

    The Madrid zoo is also asking for netizens to vote on the panda cubs’ names

    Visitors have to choose from the six names You You, Jiu Jiu, Xing Mu, Bing Tang, Hua He, and Yue Yuan, and have until December 5 to register their vote

    Visitors have to choose from the six names You You, Jiu Jiu, Xing Mu, Bing Tang, Hua He, and Yue Yuan, and have until December 5 to register their vote

    The giant panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) conservation programme at the Madrid Zoo Aquarium is of enormous importance for the survival of this species

    The giant panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) conservation programme at the Madrid Zoo Aquarium is of enormous importance for the survival of this species

    The Madrid zoo is also asking people to vote on the panda cubs’ names.

    Visitors have to choose from the six names You You, Jiu Jiu, Xing Mu, Bing Tang, Hua He, and Yue Yuan, and have until December 5 to register their vote.

    The giant panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) conservation programme at the Madrid Zoo Aquarium is of enormous importance for the survival of this species.

    Thanks to the efforts of breeding centres and zoological institutions around the world, its threat category has been reduced from ‘Endangeredto ‘Vulnerable’, according to the Red List of Threatened Species of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (世界自然保护联盟).

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