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Berlin zoo celebrates the birth of two panda cubs

A zoo in Berlin celebrated the arrival of two panda cubs, the first time one of the rare mammals has given birth in Germany.

Zoo Berlin said on Monday (2 SEPTEMBER 2019) that mother Meng Meng gave birth to a hand-sized pink cub at 6:54 pm (14:54 GMT) on Saturday.

Video released by the zoo on Monday showed Meng Meng playing with her newborn in an enclosure.

Keepers only confirmed last week the panda was pregnant.

Meng Meng and her nine-year-old partner Jiao Qing arrived from China in June 2017.