China's Bumper Crop Of Pandas

China got a third helping of "double happiness" last month when a giant panda named No. 20 gave birth to twins at the Wolong Giant Panda Protection Research Center in Sichuan province. It was the latest blessed event in what is shaping up as a banner year for the woefully endangered species. No. 20 was the third artificially inseminated panda to bear twins since July, and there are about a dozen other expectant moms in the province, most of them living in specially built, air-conditioned delivery rooms to protect their payloads. In a rare show of environmental goodwill, the Chinese government...

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