Posted by: Jennifer | August 21, 2009

happy news for a dying breed

Today’s “Awwww” moment will brought to you by a pair of new Chinese citizens.

A giant panda in northern China has given birth to twins, state media said Wednesday in rare good news for a species facing the threat of extinction.

Six-year-old Lousheng delivered a male and female cub in Shaanxi province on Tuesday after being artificially inseminated — the same process by which she was born, the official Xinhua news agency reported.

[…]The news comes two days after conservation group WWF warned that rapid economic development in China was damaging the panda’s habitat, heightening the risk of extinction in just two to three generations.

Photograph by: Reuters

Photograph by: Reuters



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