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At 23, Panda Mama Is Oldest To Give Birth

by Anthony FalcoHaizi the giant panda gave birth to opposite-sex twin cubs on Sunday at the Wolong National Nature Reserve in China’s Sichuan Province.The 23-year-old mom is the oldest of her species to deliver cubs in captivity. Pandas have a life expectancy of only 20 years in the wild, making her fertility at 23 truly remarkable. Scientists even noted that Haizi copulated with Yibao on April 5 without any human assistance.Haizi’s female cub weighs 175 grams and the male one weighs 123 grams, each coming in at less than a half-pound. Wolong National Nature Reserve said the whole family is doing well. The post At 23, Panda Mama Is Oldest To Give Birth appeared first on Vocativ.

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