Berlin zoo's panda cubs take 1st glimpse of the world

In this photo provide by the Berlin Zoo on Friday, Oct. 18, 2019, a person holds one of the Zoo's Panda twins at the Zoo in Berlin. Zoo Berlin's panda twins, born on Aug. 31, 2019, open their eyes for the first time. (Zoo Berlin via AP)
In this photo provide by the Berlin Zoo on Friday, Oct. 18, 2019, one of the Zoo's Panda twins lay near a ruler at the Zoo in Berlin. Zoo Berlin's panda twins, born on Aug. 31, 2019, open their eyes for the first time. (Zoo Berlin via AP)
In this photo provide by the Berlin Zoo on Friday, Oct. 18, 2019, Panda bear Meng Meng holds one of her twins at the Zoo in Berlin. Zoo Berlin's panda twins, born on Aug. 31, 2019, open their eyes for the first time. (Zoo Berlin via AP)

BERLIN — A Berlin zoo says two panda cubs born in August have opened their eyes to the world for the first time this week.

Zoo Berlin on Friday released pictures of the two cubs cautiously peering at the camera, six weeks after their birth.

Zoo director Andreas Knieriem said the twins — the first giant pandas born in Germany — are both developing well thanks to care from their mother, Meng Meng.

She and father Jiao Qing came to Germany from China two years ago. There are fewer than 2,000 of the endangered pandas estimated alive in the wild today.

People also read these

Rare white lion cubs on the prowl at Magdeburg Zoo

Feb 6, 2017

Four rare white lion cubs are intriguing visitors at Magdeburg Zoo in eastern Germany

Fashion takes London by storm with Preen,...

Feb 19, 2017

London Fashion Week is nearing its climax with shows by Preen, Topshop, Mulberry and others taking...

Burberry draws on sculptor Henry Moore in fashion...

Feb 20, 2017

All eyes were on Burberry and creative director Christopher Bailey Monday night as London Fashion...

Reserve keeper resigns after eating meat pie at...

Feb 21, 2017

A backup goalkeeper paid the price for eating a meat pie during his team's landmark game against...

Float crashes, injuring 20 people at Rio's...

Feb 27, 2017

A float crashes during Rio de Janeiro's world famous Carnival parade and injures eight people,...

About Us

Kayak Away aims to bring the latest news, techniques, destinations, and stories that inspire you to get on the water. We are all here together to share all the awesome tips and tricks to kayak.

Subscribe Now!