In a handout photo released by the Macau Government Information Bureau on Monday, giant panda Xin Xin is seen coddling one of two newborn twin baby pandas at the Giant Panda Pavilion on Coloane, Macau.
Giant panda Xin Xin gave birth to two male twin cubs on June 26 at the Giant Panda Pavilion in Coloane, according to officials. Xin Xin and her mate Kai Kai were a gift from the mainland to the gambling enclave in 2014, arriving in 2015.
Giant panda Xin Xin with her newborn cub. Pic/AFP
The larger cub weighed 138g (0.3 lb) and the smaller cub, weighing just 53.8g, was taken into intensive care. The panda pavilion has been closed since 14 June to prepare for the delivery.
Earlier this month, a giant panda on loan to Belgium from China has given birth to a cub, a rare event for the endangered species at the Pairi Daiza zoo.
Hao Hao poses with her cub. Pic/AFP
The panda named Hao Hao even posed for pictures while holding her cub in her mouth at the Paira Daiza zoologic park. (Read more)