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Giant panda twins meet public in China zoo

Xinhua | Updated: 2021-12-21 17:23

The elder sister, named "Qizhen," and the younger brother, named "Qibao," receive public visitors in the Chongqing Zoo on Dec 21, 2021. [Photo/Xinhua]

CHONGQING -- Brother and sister panda twins born in a zoo in southwest China's Chongqing Municipality started to receive public visitors Tuesday.

The elder sister, named "Qizhen," and the younger brother, named "Qibao," were born in the Chongqing Zoo on Sept 13, and a 100-day party was held for the twins, whose names together mean "precious babies."

The two pandas played on the swings surrounded by colorful balloons at the party.

The twins are growing well with concerted efforts. The female panda weighs about 5,420 grams and the male 5,490 grams, said Yin Yanqiang, technical director in charge of the animals at Chongqing Zoo.

The zoo began to raise giant pandas in the 1960s and bred giant panda cubs in the 1980s. It has bred 40 giant pandas so far.

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