2021-09-01

Giant panda twins “Dream” and “Meng Yuan” celebrate their two birthdays in Berlin

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China News Agency, Berlin, September 1st (Reporter Peng Dawei) The first giant panda twins born in Germany, “Dream” and “Dream Circle”, spent their two-year birthday in Berlin on August 31.

Giant panda twins “Dream” and “Meng Yuan” celebrate their two birthdays in Berlin

The picture shows the “dream” After playing the melting “birthday cake”. Photo courtesy of Berlin Zoo by China News Service

The parents of “Meng Yuan” and “Meng Yuan” are giant pandas “Jiao Qing” and “Meng Meng” from Sichuan, China. The latter came in June 2017 In Germany, he stayed in the giant panda house specially built for him by the Berlin Zoo. On August 31, 2019, “Mengmeng” gave birth to a pair of male twins “Dream” and “Mengyuan”. Today, a family of four giant pandas has become the most popular “resident” among tourists at the Berlin Zoo.

At the beginning of birth, “Dream” and “Mengyuan” weighed less than 200 grams, and now they weigh about 65 kg. On this day, the zoo prepared a 70 cm tall “birthday cake” for the giant panda twins. The cake is made of ice cubes and decorated with bamboo, sweet potatoes, apples, biscuits and beetroot. The cute appearance of the giant panda twins attracted many media to shoot.

Giant panda twins “Dream” and “Meng Yuan” celebrate their two birthdays in Berlin(1)

The picture shows the giant panda twins Enjoy the birthday cake prepared by the zoo. Photo courtesy of Berlin Zoo by China News Agency

Although the appearance of “Dream” and “Mengyuan” is almost the same as that of adult giant pandas, the zoo needs to provide them and the giant panda mother “Mengmeng” with 60 kilograms of bamboo every day However, the twins still need “Mengmeng” breastfeeding from time to time.

The director of Berlin Zoo Knirim said that although “Mengmeng” gets along well with the twins, usually the giant panda will be separated from his mother when he is 2 to 4 years old. “It has not been determined yet. The question is, when will “Dream” and “Mengyuan” take this step, and where they will move.”

According to the cooperation agreement signed by China and Germany, the panda cubs born in Germany The cub will also need to return to China after a few years. Berlin Zoo stated that this means that today may also be the last birthday of “Dream” and “Meng Yuan” in Berlin. (End)