World’s first surviving panda triplets

  
Chinese zoo unveils world’s first surviving panda triplets at Guangzhou’s Chimelong Safari Park in the early hours of 29th July 2014.

The birth of extremely rare panda triplets in a further success for the country's artificial breeding program. The three cubs were born July 29 in the southern city of Guangzhou, but breeders delayed an announcement until they were sure all three would survive, the official China News Service said.



The mother panda, named Juxiao, meaning “chrysanthemum smile”, delivered the triplets at Guangzhou’s Chimelong Safari Park in the early hours of July 29, but was too exhausted to take care of them afterwards.

“It was a miracle for us and (the births) exceeded our expectations,” the safari park’s general manager Dong Guixin told AFP. “It’s been 15 days. They have lived longer than any other triplets so far,” Dong said.

An official from Sichuan Wolong National Nature Reserve, considered the foremost authority on pandas, said the trio were too young to be officially recognised as “surviving” but that they were the only known panda triplets alive.