Pets & Animals

Double the cuteness! Canada's first giant panda cubs born at Toronto Zoo

Panda lovers, rejoice! (We know you're out there.)

On Tuesday, the Toronto Zoo announced the birth of two giant panda cubs.

At 3:31 a.m., panda Er Shun gave birth to her first baby — and then 13 minutes later, she popped out another little one, according to the zoo's press release. The news is particularly exciting not only because the species is endangered, but the twins are also the first giant pandas born in Canada.

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With the big news, the Toronto Zoo was sure to document the entire birthing process, which is now posted in YouTube video. (Warning: It's a bit graphic.)

The zoo stated that the cubs, who each weigh less than a pound, will be closely monitored for the coming months and will not be visible to the public.

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Toronto Zoo via Reuters
Toronto Zoo veterinarians and giant panda experts from China attend to newborn twin giant panda cubs in an incubator in this October 13, 2015 handout photo. A giant panda at the Toronto Zoo gave birth to twin cubs on Tuesday, the first baby pandas born in Canada since the zoo accepted two pandas on loan from China in 2013. REUTERS/Toronto Zoo/Handout via ReutersATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. REUTERS IS UNABLE TO INDEPENDENTLY VERIFY THE AUTHENTICITY, CONTENT, LOCATION OR DATE OF THIS IMAGE. IT IS DISTRIBUTED EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. NO SALES.

Giant panda cubs are born blind and with short white hair. Over the next few months, they'll gain their vision and typical black-and-white coat. The zoo will also be able to determine their sex as well. In the meantime, we'll have to stay tuned!

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