The birth of twin pandas at a research center brought the number of the endangered species born in captivity this year in China to a record 25, a news report said Tuesday.
The number of births so far this year is up from at least 19 for the research program in 2005, the official Xinhua News Agency said.
The twins, both weighing about 5 1/2 ounces, were born Monday at the Wolong Giant Panda Protection and Research Center in the southwestern province of Sichuan. The as-yet-unnamed cubs were the first for their 8-year-old mother Youyou, the report said. [Full Text]