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Newborn panda triplets inside an incubator at a safari park in the Chinese city of Guangzhou on August 12, 2014

Newborn panda triplets inside an incubator at a safari park in the Chinese city of Guangzhou on August 12, 2014 (AFP Photo/Chimelong Group)

The first surviving panda triplets

Yahoo NewsAugust 12, 2014

A Chinese zoo has unveiled newborn panda triplets billed as the world's first known surviving trio, in what it hailed as a "miracle" given the animal's famously low reproductive rate.

The mother panda, named Juxiao, meaning "chrysanthemum smile", delivered the triplets at Guangzhou's Chimelong Safari Park in the early hours of July 29, but was too exhausted to take care of them afterwards. (AFP)

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