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Pandas born at the Toronto Zoo for the first time ever

If you need your daily dose of cuteness, look no further. That's because Er Shun, the giant panda currently on loan to the Toronto Zoo, gave birth to twins earlier this morning.

The cubs, born at 3:31 and 3:44 a.m. are the first giant pandas ever to be born in Canada, reports the Toronto Star. They weighed 187.7 and 115 grams. For now, the zoo is keeping the newborns away from the public and we won't know their sexes for a little while. But there's already a heart melting photo making the rounds.

Back in May, Er Shun had two non-surgical artificial insemination procedures with sperm from Da Mao (who's also at the Toronto zoo) as well as frozen sperm from two giant pandas in China. The zoo found two separate fetal heartbeats and announced Er Shun's pregnancy about two weeks ago. According to the Star, the cubs' paternity is still unclear.


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