Breeding pandas in captivity is incredibly difficult, but many feel it is essential given the low numbers of pandas left in the wild. That’s why zookeepers at Zoo Atlanta were so thrilled when they found out Lun Lun, their 15-year-old giant panda, was pregnant!
On July 15, 2013, cameras captured Lun Lun giving birth to her cub. As soon as the baby was born, the proud mamma bear picked the cub up in her mouth and began licking and cuddling it.
All of a sudden, though, the staff saw something that made them scream.
“Oh, my God, twins!”
There was a second cub in the pen with Lun Lun!