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Sleepy panda cub gets HICCUPS just as it is about to doze off in adorable footage from Berlin Zoo

Sleepy panda cub gets HICCUPS just as it is about to doze off in adorable footage from Berlin Zoo

  • The footage was captured by a zookeeper working in the panda enclosure at the Berlin Zoo, Germany
  • One cub, who is yet to be named, can be seen lying flat on its stomach with its arms spread wide apart
  • The two-month-old then briefly shuffles around to get itself into a more comfortable position to try and sleep

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An adorable baby panda was caught on camera struggling to get to sleep after suffering with a bout of hiccups.

The footage was captured by a zookeeper in the panda enclosure at the Berlin Zoo, Germany.

In the video, one of the twins, who is yet to be named, can be seen lying flat on its stomach with its arms spread wide apart.

It can then be heard letting out a tiny hiccup as it bobs its head in the process.

The two-month-old then briefly shuffles around to get itself into a more comfortable position.

It rests its head gently on the ground before starting to close its eyes but its efforts to sleep are interrupted by yet another hiccup. 

The footage was captured by a zookeeper working in the panda enclosure at the Berlin Zoo, Germany, where the twin cubs were born earlier this year 

In the video, one of the twins, who is yet to be named, can be seen lying flat on its stomach with its arms spread wide apart before battling with hiccups

In the video, one of the twins, who is yet to be named, can be seen lying flat on its stomach with its arms spread wide apart before battling with hiccups

The two-month-old then briefly shuffles around to get itself into a more comfortable position before resting its head gently on the ground

The two-month-old then briefly shuffles around to get itself into a more comfortable position before resting its head gently on the ground

The baby, who is surrounded by blankets, looks weary as it continues to be kept awake and the video ends shortly after.    

A spokesman for the Berlin Zoo said: ‘The cubs are trying to crawl along and soon they will be around to walk around.’ 

He also confirmed that the pandas can now feed on their own and are developing well. 

The two new additions to the panda family at the zoo are yet to be named

The two new additions to the panda family at the zoo are yet to be named 

The cubs are becoming increasingly independent and have now learnt to feed on their own

The cubs are becoming increasingly independent and have now learnt to feed on their own

Their nine-year-old father Jiao Qing has not been involved in the cubs' rearing which is normal for giant pandas

Their nine-year-old father Jiao Qing has not been involved in the cubs’ rearing which is normal for giant pandas

The twins were born on August 31 earlier this year to their mother Meng Meng.

Meng Meng was loaned to Berlin’s Zoologischer Garten zoo from China.

The pair were the first Giant Pandas ever to be born in Germany.   

The baby panda twins were born on August 31 earlier this year to mother Meng Meng and father Jiao Qing with a spokesman for the zoo confirming that the cubs are both doing well

The baby panda twins were born on August 31 earlier this year to mother Meng Meng and father Jiao Qing with a spokesman for the zoo confirming that the cubs are both doing well

They weighed just 4.8oz and 6.6oz respectively when they were born but have since grown to five kilograms each. Pictured: One of the cubs opening its eyes for the first time

They weighed just 4.8oz and 6.6oz respectively when they were born but have since grown to five kilograms each. Pictured: One of the cubs opening its eyes for the first time

They weighed just 4.8oz and 6.6oz respectively at birth but have since grown to five kilograms each. 

Their nine-year-old father Jiao Qing has not been involved in the cubs’ rearing which is normal for giant pandas.

The giant panda became an endangered species because of their notoriously low birth rates, normally only giving birth to one cub every two years.

The pair were the first Giant Pandas ever to be born in Germany after their mother was loaned to Berlin's Zoologischer Garten zoo from China

The pair were the first Giant Pandas ever to be born in Germany after their mother was loaned to Berlin’s Zoologischer Garten zoo from China

The giant panda became an endangered species because of their notoriously low birth rates, normally only giving birth to one cub every two years

The giant panda became an endangered species because of their notoriously low birth rates, normally only giving birth to one cub every two years

The cubs are currently trying to crawl along the ground and it is hoped that they will soon be able to walk around

The cubs are currently trying to crawl along the ground and it is hoped that they will soon be able to walk around

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