Giant Panda Twins Born Born!

A newborn twin panda cub is seen at the Pairi Daiza wildlife park, a zoo and botanical garden in Brugelette, Belgium, August 9, 2019. Benoit Bouchez Pairi Daiza/Handout via REUTERS

A GIANT panda has given birth to twins – which are “extremely rare” for the species.

Hao Hao, their mother, was inseminated in April and gave birth to the tiny pair on Thursday, with each being born a few hours apart.

Both cubs – a boy and girl – were born at the Pairi Daiza Zoo in Belgium and are being bottle fed to let their mum rest.

The babies, described as “pink shrimp”, are hairless, pink and 1/900th the size of their mother when they are born.

They will be watched around the clock to ensure their survival and could be alternately place in an incubator.

Eric Domb, the president and founder of Pairi Daiza, said: “This double birth is wonderful news for this extraordinary species that is still threatened today.”