Panda gives birth to 2 cubs at Toronto Zoo

2015-10-13 17:01
A panda cub is seen shortly after being born . (Taipei Zoo, AP)

A panda cub is seen shortly after being born . (Taipei Zoo, AP)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Toronto - The Toronto Zoo says a panda on loan from China has given birth to two cubs.

The zoo said the cubs were born early on Tuesday, weighing 115g and just under 188g.

Zoo staff say the cubs and their mother, Er Shun, "all appear to be doing well," but note the next few days and weeks are critical and all three will be monitored around the clock.

It's the first time giant pandas have been born in Canada. The cubs, if they survive, will live at the zoo for about two years and will probably return to China once they are weaned.

Er Shun and another panda, Da Mao, arrived in 2013 and are slated to move to the Calgary Zoo in 2018.

Read more on:    china  |  canada  |  conservation  |  animals

Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

Inside News24

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.