It was the middle of the night when giant panda Li Li started giving birth at Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding in Sichuan province. The vets came and were ready to take care of one of the babies that will probably get neglected by the mother.
Twin pregnancies are common in pandas, but the mothers almost always ignore one of the babies and devote to the other. That’s why human help is needed.
See below BBC earth’ video in which the keepers swap the babies so the panda mom could devote to both equally.
BBC’s new series Dynasties, in which David Attenborough goes on a journey to follow the greatest animals of their kind, will premier in BBC soon.