Video: It’s giant panda triplets!

They are the world’s only known surviving set of giant panda triplets, born at a zoo in southern China. All three are adorable … and expected to survive.

Estimates place the number of giant pandas in the world today at 1,600-3,000. They are incredibly rare and endangered. That’s why this week’s announcement (August 12, 2014) of panda triplets at a zoo in southern China is so unexpected and exciting.

Deborah Byrd