SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — An enormous panda has given delivery to squirming, squealing healthy twin girls at a South Korean theme park.
Ai Bao gave delivery to her cubs final Friday on the Everland theme park close to Seoul, the park’s operator mentioned Tuesday.
It launched video of the delivery and the mom caring for her newborns, in addition to veterinarians inspecting the tiny cubs.
They are the primary panda twins born in South Korea, Samsung C&T Resort Group mentioned.
Both Ai Bao and her newborns are in good health, the resort group mentioned within the assertion.
Decades of conservation efforts within the wild and research in captivity saved the panda species native to China from extinction, rising its inhabitants from fewer than 1,000 at one time to greater than 1,800 within the wild and captivity. The life expectancy of a large panda within the wild is about 15 years, however in captivity they’ve lived to be as previous as 38.
The South Korean resort group mentioned it’s going to observe the cubs’ health and progress to find out when to unveil them to the general public. Meanwhile, the group mentioned it’s going to use social media to indicate off the cubs.
Ai Bao and a male panda, Le Bao, got here to the park in 2016 from China on a 15-year lease. In 2020, Ai Bao gave delivery to a feminine cub named Fu Bao.
Ai Bao, Le Bao and Fu Bao had been the one pandas in South Korea. Everland’s Panda World, which homes the three pandas, has obtained 14 million guests, in keeping with the resort group.