Two panda cubs born in France named Yuan Dudu and Huan Lili highlighting deep China-France ties
Two giant panda cubs born at Beauval Zoo in central France were officially named as Yuan Dudu and Huan Lili at a ceremony on Thursday, a fresh highlight for China-France relations.
Huan Lili -“Huan” was named after their mother Huan Huan, and “Lili” represents Paris. Yuan Dudu – “Yuan” was named after the dad Yuan Zai and “Dudu” represents Chengdu in Southwest China’s Sichuan Province.
Born in August, the twins are already over a hundred days old, with their weight growing from 149 grams and 128 grams at birth to nearly 6 kilograms each now.
The elder sister Huan Lili has a longer mouth, fluffy hair, and looks alike to her father “Yuan Zai” while the little sister Yuan Dudu inherits the beauty of her mother. The two panda babies can already crawl freely and will soon learn to walk. In the Pairs’ frequent pillow fights, Yuan Dudu tends to always come out on top.