The world’s only known surviving set of panda triplets born in captivity turned one month-old on Thursday (August 28) in a south Chinese zoo.
The mother, Juxiao, gave birth naturally to the cubs on July 29th at the Chimelong Safari Park Zoo in Guangzhou City of southern China’s Guangdong province.
The zoo has conducted a comprehensive medical examination of the triplets within recent days, zoo management said, adding that their health remains in good condition.
Chimelong Safari Park Zoo released footage of the animals being weighed and given proper medical examinations.
China's panda triplets are one month oldThe world's only known surviving set of panda triplets born in captivity turned one month-old on Thursday (August 28) in a south Chinese zoo.
Dong Guixin, Chimelong’s general manager, said the oldest of the cubs was female and the other two were male.
The zoo also organised a worldwide naming campaign for the three baby pandas with an offer of ¥110,000 (around US $17,828) prize for the winner.
Docile giant pandas, native to the mountains and deep bamboo forests of southwestern China, are notoriously difficult to breed.
Forty-nine pandas were born in China last year, but only 42 of them survived, the official Xinhua news agency said.
Globally, there are over 370 pandas which have been bred in captivity, while an estimated 1,600 pandas remain in the wild, Xinhua said.