Panda cubs steal show at zoo

Mercury (Hobart) - - NEWS -

WHEN it comes to cute an­i­mals, they don’t come much more adorable than gi­ant panda cubs.

Three-month-old twin cubs were pho­tographed at a nam­ing cer­e­mony at Pairi Daiza zoo in Bel­gium yes­ter­day. Nat­u­rally they stole the show.

In line with a Chi­nese tra­di­tion, panda cubs are only named af­ter 100 days. The male cub has been named Bao Di and the fe­male Bao Mei af­ter an on­line poll.

At birth, the cubs were re­ferred to as “pink, naked sausages” be­cause they are fur­less and blind, mak­ing them vul­ner­a­ble in the wild.

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