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Spanish Queen Sofia reacts as she holds a six-month-old panda at the Madrid Zoo & Aquarium on Monday, March 29.
By the looks of things, Queen Sofia got caught off guard during her visit with a panda cub earlier today. She stopped by the zoo in Madrid to see twin pandas, Po and De De.
The first of their species to be born in Spain since 1982, the cubs were conceived through artificial insemination in a joint effort by Spain's National Research council and scientists from China.
Po and De De are only the third litter to be born in Europe, according to Chinese veterinarian Yuan Bo. He travelled from Beijing to assist the birth and the first months of the newborns.