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Say Hello to the Adorable Set of Rare Red Panda Twins Born in New Zealand

We're warning you, though: they're alarmingly cute

One month ago, New Zealand’s Auckland Zoo got a whole lot cuter with the birth of a pair of Nepalese red pandas. Along with offering cuteness, though, the cubs also offer hope for a species threatened by habitat loss and illegal poaching. The twins are considered a valuable addition to the international breeding program for this species.

Visitors to the zoo can see the cubs’ parents and their older brother, but will have to wait until March to sneak a peek at the twins themselves.

Here are some photos of the twins being precious:

Red Panda Twins

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Auckland Zoo

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