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Japanese zoo welcomes twin giant panda cubs

The Xinhua news agency reports that a giant panda at a western Japan zoo has given birth to twin cubs.

The mother, Rauhin, went into labor on Tuesday afternoon at the Adventure World theme park in the city of Shirahama. Both of the newborn cubs are female and have yet to be named.

Rauhin, who is 14 years old, was also born at Adventure World. She has given birth to seven panda cubs.