China's panda breeding base welcomes its first newborn cub of 2020

The Shenshuping Base of the China Conservation and Research Center for the Giant Panda in southwest China's Sichuan Province welcomed its first panda cub born in this year on Tuesday morning.

The mother panda Xin Xin completed natural mating in March and recently showed prenatal behavior. At 00:11 on Tuesday, Xinxin successfully delivered a female cub weighing 188.3 grams.

Both the mother and the cub are in good health, according to the zoo. 

This is the second panda cub born to seven-year-old Xin Xin.

Previously the base's giant panda Wu Wen, who currently lives in the Netherlands, gave birth to the first giant panda born outside of China in this year on May 1.

After successfully solving the giant panda breeding problem, the center has formulated a giant panda matching and breeding plan to promote gene exchange. With more than 300 giant pandas, the center is the world's largest giant panda research and protection institution.

(Cover image via VCG)

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