Zoo releases pictures of adorable, tiny baby pandas

They’re beary, beary cute.

A French zoo has finally released precious images of the two female cubs born to a giant panda there last week.

One of a set of panda cub twins named Fleur de Coton sleeps with his tongue touching his paw, in an incubator at The Beauval Zoo in Saint-Aignan-sur-Cher, central France on Friday.
One of a set of panda cub twins named Fleur de Coton sleeps with his tongue touching his paw, in an incubator at The Beauval Zoo in Saint-Aignan-sur-Cher, central France on Friday. (GUILLAUME SOUVANT/AFP via Getty Images)

The pictures, taken Friday, show the pink and sporadically furry twins — Fleur de Coton and Petit Neige — in incubators at The Beauval Zoo in Saint-Aignan-sur-Cher, about 140 miles southwest of Paris, according to Getty captions.

One of a set of panda cub twins named Fleur de Coton sleeps in an incubator at The Beauval Zoo in Saint-Aignan-sur-Cher, France on Friday.
One of a set of panda cub twins named Fleur de Coton sleeps in an incubator at The Beauval Zoo in Saint-Aignan-sur-Cher, France on Friday. (GUILLAUME SOUVANT/AFP via Getty Images)

The zoo announced on Aug. 2 that the sisters were born “very lively, pink and plump” shortly after 1 a.m. local time to mother Huan Huan and father Yuan Zi, both of whom are on a 10-year loan from China, The Associated Press reported at the time.

The two panda cub twins named Fleur de Coton (left) and Petite Neige sleep inside an incubator.
The two panda cub twins named Fleur de Coton (left) and Petite Neige sleep inside an incubator. (AFP Contributor#AFP/AFP via Getty Images)

The happy arrival of the pair — weighing 5.3 and 4.6 ounces at the time — marked the second and third cubs ever born in France. The first, Yuan Meng, born in August, 2017, was the first cub of Huan Huan and Yuan Zi’s.

The giant panda Huan Huan, which means
The giant panda Huan Huan, which means “Happy,” and her twin cubs are seen inside their enclosure after she gave birth at Beauval Zoo in Saint-Aignan-sur-Cher, Central France, on Aug. 2. (GUILLAUME SOUVANT/AFP via Getty Images)

The twins are the product of artificial insemination after their parents had “mated eight times,” the zoo said in March.

The new additions, who now weigh nearly 11 ounces and close to 10.5 ounces, will live in France for a few years before they return to China.

With News Wire Services