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Saturday, October 19, 2019, 17:50
Berlin zoo's panda cubs take 1st glimpse of the world
By Associated Press
Saturday, October 19, 2019, 17:50 By Associated Press

In this photo provide by the Berlin Zoo on Friday, Oct 18, 2019, Panda bear Meng Meng holds one of her twins at the Zoo in Berlin. (PHOTO / AP)

BERLIN — A Berlin zoo says two panda cubs born in August have opened their eyes to the world for the first time this week.

Zoo Berlin on Friday released pictures of the two cubs cautiously peering at the camera, six weeks after their birth.

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In this photo provide by the Berlin Zoo on Oct 18, 2019, a person holds one of the Zoo's Panda twins at the Zoo in Berlin. (PHOTO / AP)

Zoo director Andreas Knieriem said the twins — the first giant pandas born in Germany — are both developing well thanks to care from their mother, Meng Meng.

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She and father Jiao Qing came to Germany from China two years ago. There are fewer than 2,000 of the endangered pandas estimated alive in the wild today.

In this photo provide by the Berlin Zoo on Friday, Oct. 18, 2019, one of the Zoo's Panda twins lay near a ruler at the Zoo in Berlin. (PHOTO / AP)

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