Toronto panda cubs hit another adorable milestone — they're 3 months old

The giant panda cubs turned three months old today — and according to a photo from the Toronto Zoo they're looking adorably chubby, healthy and as though they're still gaining control over their little limbs.

You're still not allowed to visit the cubs in person so take a second to watch them grow up here

The Toronto Zoo panda cubs, shown here at eight weeks, are now three months old. Read on to see them grow up before your eyes. (Toronto Zoo)

The giant panda cubs turned three months old Wednesday — and a photo from the Toronto Zoo shows they're adorably chubby, healthy and they look as though they're still gaining control over their little limbs. 

To celebrate the twins' birthday we thought we'd take you back to Oct. 13, when the pair came into the world in the wee hours of the morning. 

Er Shun and her cubs stayed under the constant observation of experts from Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding in China during the babies' first days of life. Giant pandas are an endangered species and the zoo celebrated their birth as part of the global conservation effort. 

One baby was 187 grams when born, while the other was a bit smaller at 115 grams. When they were born the pink cubs constantly stayed huddled together.

The Toronto Zoo says Er Shun is bonding with and nursing both cubs. (The Toronto Zoo/Twitter)
 At 10 days old, the two wee cubs had grown more hair and "continued to do well," according to the zoo but were still under close observation by the staff. The twins are the first-ever giant pandas born in Canada and will stay at the Toronto Zoo until 2018.

The cubs' mother had been artificially inseminated using two donors in May and zoo staff said she had a healthy pregnancy. 

Er Shun bounced back quickly after giving birth, zoo staff said — and began to bond with her babies.

Er Shun continues to be a great mother to the cubs, the zoo says. (Toronto Zoo)

Because of their fragility, the cubs are still in the maternity area of the giant panda house, which is closed to the public.

It's unclear exactly when they'll be allowed visitors. (Sigh.)

The twin panda cubs at the Toronto Zoo are still adorable at eight weeks old and have started opening their eyes. 0:49

But, for now, a stream of adorable photos and videos of the wee pandas is being shared by the zoo — including photos to mark each of their monthly birthdays.

The nameless twin cubs were born last October and immediately started making people happier. (Contributed)


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