The world’s lightest giant panda has been born in Chengdu, Sichuan province.
According to the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding, a fema
le cub about the weight of an average chicken egg was born in the base on Tuesday.
Chengda, an eight-year-old female panda, gave birth to two female cubs that day.
“At 2:41 pm, Chengda gave birth to a female cub that weighed 171.9 gram
s. At 6:08 pm, it gave birth to the other female cub that weighed 42.8 grams, fewer than one
-quarter of the weight of its elder sister, and measuring only two-thirds as long, ” said base chief Zhang Zhihe.
Before Tuesday, the world’s lightest panda cub was Wuyi, a male pa
nda weighing 51 grams when it was born on Aug 7, 2006, in the Chengdu base.
Thanks to milk from two female pandas, Wuyi, whose name means 51 in Chinese, gained weight and by October he was as heavy as his peers.
Americans are expected to spend 14.8 billion US dollars as they watch the New England Pa
triots take on the Los Angeles Rams in the Super Bowl on Sunday, a survey showed.
According to the latest annual survey released by the National Retail Federation and
Prosper Insights & Analytics, about 182.5 million American adults plan to watch this year’s National Footb
all League (NFL) championship game, and each of them is expected to spend 81.3 dollars on average.
The biggest spenders will be those who are between 35 and 44 years old, as they are willing to spend an average of 123.26 dollars, the survey showed.
Viewers in the northeastern part of the country plan to spend the most, at an avera
ge 94.89 dollars, followed by the western part at 84.01 dollars, said the survey.
According to the survey, about 61 million people who plan to watch the game will attend a par
ty, 44 million people will throw a party while 13 million people will watch it in a bar or restaurant.