Female twin pandas born in Everland… Fu Bao is now the ‘eldest sister’
Samsung C&T Resort Division announced on the 11th that Le Bao (10 years old) and Ai Bao (9 years old), who live at Everland Panda World, had twin daughters.
The twin baby pandas were born on the 7th at 4:52 a.m. and 6:39 a.m., an hour and 47 minutes apart, about an hour after the mother, Ai Bao, went into labor.
At the time, her older sister was 180g and her youngest was 140g. The ‘eldest sister’ Fu Bao (3 years old), who currently weighs 98 kg, was 197 g at the time of birth in July 2020.
An Everland official said, “Both the mother and her twin baby pandas are in good health. Her mother, Ai Bao, is taking good care of the babies by making use of her parenting experience during Fu Bao.”
As a result, Everland has gained a reputation for successfully breeding twin pandas naturally, following the title of the first zoo in Korea to successfully breed pandas naturally.
In the meantime, Everland Zoo has scientifically analyzed the hormonal change data of the Aibao couple through blood and urine tests, and found a time with a high probability of mating success, and succeeded in natural mating in mid-February.
Pandas are known to be difficult animals to conceive naturally, as they only have a fertile period of one to three days a year, in the spring.
Last month, Everland Zoo saw that Ai Bao was sleeping more than usual and not eating well, and judged that there was a possibility of pregnancy, so it was intensively cared for indoors.
There are many cases of false pregnancies in pandas, so the exact pregnancy can be confirmed only when the birth is imminent.
After confirming that Ai Bao showed a behavior pattern similar to that of Fu Bao’s pregnancy in 2020, Everland formed a dedicated team of breeders and veterinarians to provide 24-hour health care to the mother at the same level as the actual메이저사이트pregnancy.
Zookeeper Kang Cheol-won, who is known as ‘Fubao’s Grandpa’, said, “I am very happy that twin pandas were born for the first time in Korea after Fubao.”
Everland plans to review the timing of the release after intensive care in Panda World’s inner room without revealing it to the public for the time being so that the twin baby pandas can grow up healthy.
In the case of Pubao, he met with visitors at the Panda World radiation center around 6 months old when he started walking on all fours and eating bamboo.
Everland will continue to disclose the growth process of the twin pandas and the current status of the panda family through social media channels such as YouTube ‘Everland’, ‘Talking Zoo Puppa TV’ and Naver Cafe ‘Zootopia’ until the public release.
Opened in 2016, Everland Panda World is the only place in Korea where you can come into contact with pandas. It is home to three panda families: parents Ai Bao, Le Bao, and Fu Bao.
Fu Bao, who was born through natural pregnancy in July 2020, is now 3 years old, and is loved by various nicknames such as ‘Yongin Fu’, ‘Pu Gongju’, and ‘Putuntun’.
Fu Bao is set to leave for China to meet his mate next year, who turns 4, but no specific date has been set yet.
So far, the cumulative number of visitors to Panda World has reached 14 million.