“While this is wonderful news, the tiny cubs are very vulnerable at this size, so the next several hours and days will be critical to their survival. We are so proud to be contributing to the ongoing survival of this endangered species.” – TORONTO Zoo statement
The infant bears are the first giant pandas to be born in Canada. They’ll remain at the Zoo when their mother leaves for Calgary in 2016. Er Shun and male panda Da Mao are on loan to Canada from China for 10 years, five of which are being spent in TORONTO, and five in Alberta.