Date
18 October 2017
These three healthy cubs are being hailed as a miracle because panda triples have a very low survival rate. Photo: CFP
These three healthy cubs are being hailed as a miracle because panda triples have a very low survival rate. Photo: CFP

Not just another panda story

And three make a miracle.

A set of panda triplets born last month in Guangzhou’s Chimelong Safari Park is being hailed as a world first because such births have a very low survival rate, according to news website Thepaper.cn. 

The cubs were born on July 29 to Ju Xiao by artificial insemination and park officials described their birth and condition as a miracle in panda breeding technology.

The babies weighed in at 83, 90.5 and 124.4 grams and were kept in incubators as Ju Xiao was too weak to care for them.

They have now been reunited with their mother — and being nursed by her — while a team of professionals is on round-the-clock watch, the report said.

In 2010, Ju Xiao gave birth to twins at the Chengdu panda research center. She was moved to Chimelong Safari Park in 2012 as part of an exchange program.

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One of the cubs is shown in an incubator shortly after birth. Photo: CFP


Ju Xiao conceived the babies in March after undergoing artificial insemination. Photo: CFP


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