Giant Panda 'Guo Guo' holds one of her twin babies in mouth after she gave birth to the twins at the Bifengxia Base of China's Giant Panda Protection and Research Center, in Ya'an, Southwest China's Sichuan Province, July 6, 2008.
A pregnant panda who was relocated after the Wenchuan quake gave birth to twin cubs on Sunday, state media reported.
Twelve-year-old Guo Guo was the first panda worldwide to give birth this year, Xinhua said.
The elder of the cubs weighed 170 grams. Staffers at the Bifengxia Giant Panda Base could not weigh the other cub because Guo Guo was cuddling it. Xinhua did not give any details about the sex of the twins.
Guo Guo was among six pandas relocated from the Wolong Panda Reserve in Chengdu following the May 12 earthquake. The pandas were moved to the neighboring Ya'an city in Sichuan as the reserve was still vulnerable to earthquakes.
There were a total of 63 pandas at the reserve when the quake struck. One panda was killed and another one remains missing.
Huang Zhi, an animal preservation official in Ya'an, said Guo Guo suffered an exhausting 100-kilometer evacuation journey during her pregnancy. She has been put under round-the-clock care in Ya'an, the Xinhua report said.
Guo Guo has given birth thrice in three years.
Last year, twelve sets of panda twins were born in captivity in China, the most since an artificial breeding program began more than 40 years ago.
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