Vienna zoo confirms panda cub twins are 'a boy and a girl'

It is official! After a month of speculation, it has now been confirmed that the twin baby pandas born at an Austrian zoo are a male and female.

The director of Schönbrunn Zoo in Vienna said photos of the cubs have shown for the first time “that they are a boy and a girl”.

She said on Tuesday that the fact that one of the twins is female is particularly welcome as all three cubs born previously were males.