2021-06-23

Japanese giant panda “fairy” gives birth to twins

By yqqlm yqqlm

China News Service, Chengdu, June 23 (Reporter Anyuan) The reporter learned from the China Giant Panda Conservation and Research Center that the giant panda “fairy” living in Ueno Zoo, Tokyo, Japan, was born on June 23, local time in Japan. For twins, this is the world’s first twin giant pandas born this year.

According to the introduction of Tokyo Ueno Zoo, after the “fairies” showed obvious prenatal behaviors such as walking back and forth, irritability, etc., experts at Tokyo Ueno Zoo began to monitor the “fairies” closely for 24 hours. At 01:03 and 02:32 on June 23, Japan local time, the giant panda “Fairy” gave birth to two giant panda cubs. At present, one cub has been taken out by the staff. After preliminary measurement, it weighs about 124g. The other cub is still with the mother. The gender of the two pandas is temporarily unknown. According to observations, the two cubs shout loudly and in good health.

Japanese giant panda “fairy” gives birth to twins

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p >The giant panda “fairy” is with the newborn cubs. Photo courtesy of Ueno Zoo, Tokyo, Japan

The “fairy” who is a mother again is obviously more experienced than the last time. She holds the baby in her arms and licks it skillfully. Zhang Guiquan, an expert at the China Giant Panda Conservation and Research Center, said that in most cases, giant pandas give birth to twins. Only one of them is selected for feeding, and the other can only be artificially raised, but so that both giant pandas can eat. Breastfeeding, we also communicated with the other party’s zoo, and let the two giant panda cubs take turns to return to their mothers by artificially fetching cubs. The Panda Center will work closely with the Ueno Zoo in Tokyo, Japan, to pay close attention to the situation of the baby pandas and provide protection for the growth and safety of the baby pandas.

Since March this year, the giant panda “fairy” has shown signs of estrus. Affected by the new crown pneumonia epidemic, Chinese experts have been unable to go to Tokyo’s Ueno Zoo for on-site guidance. China and Japan have established an online communication platform. Chinese experts conducted remote video guidance and successfully completed natural mating.

Wei Rongping, an expert of the China Giant Panda Conservation and Research Center, introduced that in early June, the giant panda “fairy” began to experience pregnancy reactions. In order to ensure the smooth production of giant pandas, the Panda Center specially appointed experts with rich experience in artificial breeding Through online real-time guidance, experts made timely judgments and guidance by monitoring and analyzing data and behaviors of panda “fairy” feces, feeding, urine PdG, and provided powerful technical support to the Japanese side.

It is reported that the China Giant Panda Conservation and Research Center has actively carried out international cooperation in scientific research and protection of giant pandas, established a first-class platform for scientific research and protection of giant pandas, and established a first-class international cooperation base for scientific research and protection of giant pandas. At present, the Panda Center has established scientific research partnerships with 15 zoos in 14 countries, breeding 27 live giant panda cubs overseas. (End)