Two one-and-a-half-year-old panda cubs who were the first pandas ever born in Germany are seen here rolling around and play fighting at the Zoological Garden in the city of Berlin.
The Berlin Zoo announced that Pit and Paule who were the first ever panda cubs to be born in Germany have become a star attraction in the capital and are developing nicely.
Panda keeper Corvin Schmohl who is closely monitoring their development on a daily basis has already gotten used to their childlike behaviour since they were born on 31st August 2019.
However, despite being twins, the two of them are very different from each other as Pit seems like a laid-back cub who’s always ready for a nap, unlike his brother Paule who never fails to make an incredible amount of noise and as always on the move.
Previously Zoo Berlin shared a heartwarming video of the two of them nibbling on bamboo and explained that “pandas begin to be interested in bamboo at the age of nine to 10 months” and will later “eat rations of between 10 and 20 kg (22 and 44 lbs) of bamboo. Per day!”
The cubs’ parents are mother Meng Meng, also seen in the footage, and father Jiao Qing. Both have been in Germany since the summer of 2017 on loan from China.
According to the zookeepers Pit inherited his relatively long snout and trusting eyes from his father Jiao Qing.
Katharina Sperling from Berlin Zoo revealed to Clipzilla: “The two 1.5-year-old panda boys Pit and Paule are the first baby pandas born in Germany so far. Their diet currently contains of bamboo and milk from their mother Meng Meng.”
The Berlin Zoo spokesperson explained that feeding the panda family is not an easy task.
She said: “Bamboo makes up 99 percent of pandas’ diets and they eat up to 30 kg (66 lbs) of it each day. The keepers at Zoo Berlin offer the panda family more than 90 kg (198 lbs) of bamboo – per day!”
Additionally, zookeepers use honey and apples to persuade the two panda cubs to head back indoors after their daily outdoor adventures.
The cubs are expected to spend their first few years in Germany but will eventually make it to China, however, it is unclear when that might be.