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In China, giant panda gave birth to twins

July 19 2007

Huamey, returned from the U.S. to their homeland, safely gave birth to a pair of cubs, bringing thus the third to twins four years after returning to the Center for Research and protection of giant pandas in the reserve "Volun" in Sichuan Province (Southwest China). At the moment, mother and child are healthy.

Huamey is the first in the world who was born abroad and who returned to China, giant pandas. After returning to China in 2004, she has given birth to three pairs of twins (2004, 2005 and 2007).

One born in this time is a young male weighing 129.8 grams, has a good health. Another cub was in the arms of mothers, are still unclear gender and weight, but researchers for its sound and appearance rated it healthy.

Huamey was born in 1999 in a zoo in San Diego, USA. In February 2004 she returned to his homeland. She became the first panda to the United States, born by way of artificial insemination, the newspaper Renmin Ribao "on-line.

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