Toronto's pandas turn 1 today — and they somehow just get cuter
Relive Jia Panpan and Jia Yueyue's 1st year with this adorable birthday video
It's hard to believe that the Toronto Zoo's panda cubs squirmed their way into the city's hearts just one year ago.
The zoo celebrated Jia Panpan and Jia Yueyue's first birthday with a heart-melting video this morning; have a tissue ready.
Happy birthday, little guys!
Toronto Zoo staff laid out quite a tasty spread for the birthday boy and girl.
In more serious news, the zoo's also celebrating the fact that, since the cubs were born, a leading international conservation group has advised that giant pandas are no longer considered endangered.
Instead, the International Union for the Conservation of Nature says the animals should be downgraded to a "vulnerable" species as their worldwide population has grown to 1,864 — up nearly 270 pandas — since 2004, The Associated Press reported.