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Panda cub twins born at Zoo Atlanta

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Lun Lun, a 19-year-old giant panda, is a mom again and again! She delivered cubs at 7:20 a.m. and 8:07 a.m. today, Zoo Atlanta said. It's her second pair of twins. (Video above: provided to the AJC/courtesy of Zoo Atlanta).

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Photo: Zoo Atlanta

“We’re thrilled and relieved that the second of Lun Lun’s twins has arrived," said Hayley Murphy, DVM, Vice President of Animal Divisions for Zoo Atlanta said in a statement. Our focus now will be the care and monitoring of the cubs and Lun Lun to ensure that both cubs have the best opportunity to succeed.”

Giant pandas are anything but giant at birth. Here's one of the new cubs, all snug in an incubator. Photo: Zoo Atlanta

A lengthy post on Zoo Atlanta's site explained all about tiny panda cubs:

Mei Lun and Mei Huan at their 2013 naming ceremony. AJC file photo: Brant Sanderlin

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