October 13, 2016 7:40 am
Updated: October 13, 2016 12:11 pm

Toronto Zoo giant pandas celebrate 1st birthday

WATCH ABOVE: The Toronto Zoo celebrated the first birthday of its two giant panda cubs Jian Panpan and Jia Yueyue. The pair played in a specially designed enclosure, entertaining media and visitors.


The Toronto Zoo‘s two giant panda cubs are celebrating their first birthday.

Born on Oct. 13, 2015, Jian Panpan and Jia Yueyue have been a major attraction for the city since their birth a year ago.

WATCH: Cuteness of Toronto Zoo’s giant panda cubs thrills visitors

Zoo officials released a three-and-a-half minute video on Thursday to honour the two furry creatures.

READ MORE: Tiny panda cubs’ birth a huge PR production, Toronto Zoo documents show

The International Union for Conservation of Nature announced earlier this year that giant pandas are no longer an endangered species but are still considered “vulnerable.”

It’s estimated that there are 2,400 pandas in the world and only 44 of them live outside of China.

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