Days after giving birth, giant panda wows Vienna zoo with twins

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Panda twins born at Vienna zoo

VIENNA, Aug 16 (Reuters) - Giant panda Yang Yang gave birth nine days ago and CCTV monitoring at Vienna's Schoenbrunn Zoo did not show her secret until late last week - she had not one but two cubs keeping warm between her massive paws.

Pictures and video footage from the zoo showed the two tiny pink cubs resting on Yang Yang's chest as she lay on her back.

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"It sounded as though two cubs were squealing, but we only ever saw one," zoo director, Dagmar Schratter, said in a statement on Tuesday. "On Friday, the zookeepers were first able to make out two of them on the screen."

Yang Yang is being monitored by cameras in a private pen so as not to disturb her and panda cubs are rarely seen because their mothers constantly warm them between their paws.

Yang Yang has given birth to three other cubs, all of which are now in China.

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YA'AN, CHINA - AUGUST 21: A newborn panda cub is seen at Ya'an Base on August 21, 2015 in Ya'an, Sichuan Province of China. Ten newborn panda cubs born in 2015 are shown to the public in Sichuan's Ya'an Base with the smallest ones less than a week old. The China Conservation and Research Center for the Giant Panda (CCRCGP) has nurtured 21 panda cubs with just one not surviving. (Photo by ChinaFotoPress/ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images)
YA'AN, CHINA - AUGUST 21: Workers care for newborn panda cubs at Ya'an Base on August 21, 2015 in Ya'an, Sichuan Province of China. Ten newborn panda cubs born in 2015 are shown to the public in Sichuan's Ya'an Base with the smallest ones less than a week old. The China Conservation and Research Center for the Giant Panda (CCRCGP) has nurtured 21 panda cubs with just one not surviving. (Photo by ChinaFotoPress/ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images)
YA'AN, CHINA - AUGUST 21: Newborn panda cubs are seen at Ya'an Base on August 21, 2015 in Ya'an, Sichuan Province of China. Ten newborn panda cubs born in 2015 are shown to the public in Sichuan's Ya'an Base with the smallest ones less than a week old. The China Conservation and Research Center for the Giant Panda (CCRCGP) has nurtured 21 panda cubs with just one not surviving. (Photo by ChinaFotoPress/ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images)
YA'AN, CHINA - AUGUST 21: Workers care for newborn panda cubs at Ya'an Base on August 21, 2015 in Ya'an, Sichuan Province of China. Ten newborn panda cubs born in 2015 are shown to the public in Sichuan's Ya'an Base with the smallest ones less than a week old. The China Conservation and Research Center for the Giant Panda (CCRCGP) has nurtured 21 panda cubs with just one not surviving. (Photo by ChinaFotoPress/ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images)
YA'AN, CHINA - AUGUST 21: Newborn panda cubs are seen at Ya'an Base on August 21, 2015 in Ya'an, Sichuan Province of China. Ten newborn panda cubs born in 2015 are shown to the public in Sichuan's Ya'an Base with the smallest ones less than a week old. The China Conservation and Research Center for the Giant Panda (CCRCGP) has nurtured 21 panda cubs with just one not surviving. (Photo by ChinaFotoPress/ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images)
YA'AN, CHINA - AUGUST 21: A newborn panda cub is seen at Ya'an Base on August 21, 2015 in Ya'an, Sichuan Province of China. Ten newborn panda cubs born in 2015 are shown to the public in Sichuan's Ya'an Base with the smallest ones less than a week old. The China Conservation and Research Center for the Giant Panda (CCRCGP) has nurtured 21 panda cubs with just one not surviving. (Photo by ChinaFotoPress/ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images)
YA'AN, CHINA - AUGUST 21: A newborn panda cub is seen at Ya'an Base on August 21, 2015 in Ya'an, Sichuan Province of China. Ten newborn panda cubs born in 2015 are shown to the public in Sichuan's Ya'an Base with the smallest ones less than a week old. The China Conservation and Research Center for the Giant Panda (CCRCGP) has nurtured 21 panda cubs with just one not surviving. (Photo by ChinaFotoPress/ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images)
YA'AN, CHINA - AUGUST 21:  Visitors look through a window at the newborn panda cubs at Ya'an Base on August 21, 2015 in Ya'an, Sichuan Province of China. Ten newborn panda cubs born in 2015 are shown to the public in Sichuan's Ya'an Base with the smallest ones less than a week old. The China Conservation and Research Center for the Giant Panda (CCRCGP) has nurtured 21 panda cubs with just one not surviving. (Photo by ChinaFotoPress/ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images)
YA'AN, CHINA - AUGUST 21: A newborn panda cub lies in a basket at Ya'an Base on August 21, 2015 in Ya'an, Sichuan Province of China. Ten newborn panda cubs born in 2015 are shown to the public in Sichuan's Ya'an Base with the smallest ones less than a week old. The China Conservation and Research Center for the Giant Panda (CCRCGP) has nurtured 21 panda cubs with just one not surviving. (Photo by ChinaFotoPress/ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images)
YA'AN, CHINA - AUGUST 21: A newborn panda cub is seen at Ya'an Base on August 21, 2015 in Ya'an, Sichuan Province of China. Ten newborn panda cubs born in 2015 are shown to the public in Sichuan's Ya'an Base with the smallest ones less than a week old. The China Conservation and Research Center for the Giant Panda (CCRCGP) has nurtured 21 panda cubs with just one not surviving. (Photo by ChinaFotoPress/ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images)
YA'AN, CHINA - AUGUST 21: A worker cares for newborn panda cubs at Ya'an Base on August 21, 2015 in Ya'an, Sichuan Province of China. Ten newborn panda cubs born in 2015 are shown to the public in Sichuan's Ya'an Base with the smallest ones less than a week old. The China Conservation and Research Center for the Giant Panda (CCRCGP) has nurtured 21 panda cubs with just one not surviving. (Photo by ChinaFotoPress/ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images)
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