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Triplet pandas celebrate a milestone

Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 00:48

The world's only known panda triplets to be born in captivity turned one-month-old at China's Chimelong Safari Park Zoo. Jeanne Yurman reports.

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China's Chimelong Safari Park Zoo is celebrating a key milestone. Three giant pandas, born at the end of July, have turned one month-old. This is big news in the animal world as they are notoriously difficult to breed. And the one female and two males make up the world's only known set of living triplet pandas born in captivity. A thorough medical exam shows so far they are in good health. According to the Xinhua news agency, of the forty-nine pandas born in China last year only 42 survived. Globally 370 of these black and white beauties have been bred in captivity while an estimated 1,600 remain in the wild.

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Triplet pandas celebrate a milestone

Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 00:48