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Mother Panda Takes Care of Twins After Birth

CHENGDU, August 28 -- Mother panda Yaya is not willing to put down her baby panda twins no matter she is sitting or lying after she gave the birth early last week.

She keeps holding one of the babies at her chest, the warmest part of her body and licking the cub with the tongue.

Yaya gave the birth in the morning of August 20 in the Wolong Giant Panda Protection Research Center in southwest China's Sichuan Province.

Yu Jianqiu, a panda expert, said mother pandas are the most attentive to their children in the confinement period in mammals that people can observe.

In first days of a baby panda's birth, a mother panda will hold it day and night and does belly massage with her tongue for the cub in order to help it relieves itself with no difficulties, according to Yu.

Mother Pandas are vulnerable to infection in post partum period and workers in the center has given Yaya injections for antipyrotic and antibacterial purpose, and her conjees have also been put the similar medicines, Yu added.

-- source: Xinhua News Agency

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