Incredibly Rare Triplet Pandas Born in China Zoo

It's a … trio!

Three bundles of giant panda joy were unveiled in Guangzhou's Chimelong Safari Park, and are said to be the world's first surviving set of panda triplets.

They were born July 29, though the zoo delayed the announcement until they were sure that all three would survive.

Proud mamma Ju Xiao, 12, and her "new wonders of the world" are all healthy, and photos show them sleeping in their incubators. The cubs are unnamed and their genders are yet to be announced.

There are about 1,600 giant pandas in the wild, according to the WWF, and they are critically endangered due to habitat loss and low birth rates. More than 300 live in captivity, mostly in China's breeding programs, says the AP.

Photos: Liu Dawei/Xinhua/ZUMA

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