Mixed gender panda twins born
This year’s first mixed gender panda twins were born in Sichuan province on June 5. Panda Ya Yun gave birth to the twins at the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding. The female cub weighed 135.3 grams and was born at 8:20 am. The male cub followed nine minutes later, weighing 148.8 grams. Ya Yun, born on Sept 10, 2010, is the youngest offspring of Ya Ya, who was born on the day of the opening ceremony of the Beijing Asian Games in 1990.