CHICAGO — It's a boy! And a girl!
The Lincoln Park Zoo's red panda cubs had their first health exam July 10, allowing a veterinarian to determine their sexes for the first time.
Since their birth June 26, the cubs had stayed with mother Leafa but were monitored by zoo staff.
“The cubs appear healthy and continue to grow. The next milestone will be opening their eyes for the first time, which we anticipate will happen this week," said general curator Dave Bernier in a statement.
The cubs also don't yet have names.
Father Phoenix is on exhibit, but the cubs will stay behind-the-scenes with Leafa for a few months, according to the zoo.
In their first health exam July 10, the red panda cubs were found to be a girl and a boy. [Lincoln Park Zoo]
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