Science&Tech A rare giant panda twins are born in Belgian zoo By WeeklyNews staff Posted on August 9, 2019 3 min read Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ In the Pairi Daiza Belgian zoo a giant panda twin is born. The zoo, which is situated 40 kilometers southwest of Brussels, has reported on Facebook that panda-mother Hao Hao has given birth to twins in good health. Father Xing Hui and brother Tian Bao would also be delighted. The panda couple Xing Hui and Hao Hao were lent by China in 2014 for a period of 15 years to the Hainaut animal park, which this year has been around for 25 years. The current name that means “closed garden” in Persian, the park now bears for 10 years. Tian Bao was born there in 2016. So far, eleven captive giant pandas have been successfully released into nature. The park will provide more information and images on Friday, reported Belga news agency. There are also frantic attempts to make small pandas in the Netherlands. Ouwehands Zoo has two candidates with pandas Xing Ya and Wu Wen. The couple came to the Netherlands in 2017 and they stay in Rhenen for 15 years. For the bears a very expensive pavilion has been built with a shop and a separate restaurant. Panda bears are notorious for their slow reproduction. The pandas, now 6 years old, have not yet produced offspring. A female panda is fertile once a year for a few days. According to the caretakers, the animal park in the Netherlands has not yet succeeded because the male is still too young. Xing Ya shows only playing behavior for the time being and stays away from the necessary pairing behavior. That is also the reason that the couple is not put in one residence to push the sex drive up a bit.