Story By: Kathryn Quinn, Sub-Editor: Joseph Golder, Agency: Central European News
Video Credit: CEN/Berlin Zoo
This is the moment one of the adorable baby panda twins born at Berlin Zoo tries to fall asleep but is stopped in its tracks by a bout of the hiccups.
The cute scene was recorded at Berlin Zoo in the German capital when one of the panda twins recently born in the facility was trying to fall asleep.
In the video, of one of the twins, who are yet to be named, can be seen lying down when it can be heard hiccupping.
The cute panda appears to be trying to close its eyes but cannot fall asleep because of the hiccups.
The panda twins at Berlin Zoo are now almost three months old and weigh in at almost five kilogrammes (11 lbs) each and are doing well.
The zoo confirmed that the pandas can now feed on their own and are developing well.
A zoo spokesman said: “The cubs are trying to crawl along. Soon they will be around to walk around.”
The panda twins were born on 31st August 2019 at the zoo to mum Meng Meng, weighing just 186 grammes (6.6 ozs) and 136 grammes (4.8 ozs).
Their nine-year-old dad ‘Jiao Qing’ has not been involved in the cubs’ rearing which is normal for giant pandas.
They have not been named yet.
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