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Double the Fun: Andean Bear Gives Birth to Twins

Born two hours apart starting at midnight, Dec. 13, the cubs and mother, Billie Jean are all doing fine

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The first Andean bear cub was born at 12:01 am, the second at 2:02 am, on December 13 to proud mother Billie Jean.

The cubs will stay nestled away with their mom for the first week, according to the Zoo. So for now, we bring you a snapshot of the happy family from the Zoo’s bear cam, where you can catch a glimpse of them if you’re lucky. Some Zoo fans even watched the birth happen live via the cam, but most just left their love Thursday on Facebook.

About Leah Binkovitz
Leah Binkovitz

Leah Binkovitz is a Stone & Holt Weeks Fellow at Washington Post and NPR. Previously, she was a contributing writer and editorial intern for the At the Smithsonian section of Smithsonian magazine.

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