Panda gives birth to 2 cubs at Toronto Zoo

In this photo provided by the Toronto Zoo, two baby pandas are shown after they were born, Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2015, in Toronto. Zoo staff say the cubs and their mother, Er Shun, a panda on loan from China, "all appear to be doing well," but note the next few days and weeks are critical and all three will be monitored around the clock. It's the first time giant pandas have been born in Canada. (Toronto Zoo/Canadian Press via AP)

TORONTO (AP) — The Toronto Zoo says a panda on loan from China has given birth to two cubs.

The zoo said the cubs were born early Tuesday, weighing 115 grams (4.06 ounces) and just under 188 grams (6.63 ounces).

In this photo provided by the Toronto Zoo, the zoo's head veterinarian and giant panda experts from China attend to newborn giant panda cubs in an incubator, Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2015, at the zoo, in Toronto. Zoo staff say the cubs and their mother, Er Shun, a panda on loan from China, "all appear to be doing well," but note the next few days and weeks are critical and all three will be monitored around the clock. It's the first time giant pandas have been born in Canada. (Toronto Zoo/Canadian Press via AP)
 (Toronto Zoo/Canadian Press via AP)

Zoo staff say the cubs and their mother, Er Shun, “all appear to be doing well,” but note the next few days and weeks are critical and all three will be monitored around the clock.

It’s the first time giant pandas have been born in Canada. The cubs, if they survive, they will live at the zoo for about two years and will likely return to China once they are weaned.

Er Shun and another panda, Da Mao, arrived in 2013 and are slated to move to the Calgary Zoo in 2018.

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