Belgian park trumpets arrival of twin baby pandas

A Belgian wildlife park is proudly announcing the birth of twin baby giant pandas, a species considered vulnerable by nature preservation groups

BRUGELETTE, Belgium -- A Belgian wildlife park is proudly announcing the birth of twin baby giant pandas.

The twins were born Thursday, the 8th day of the 8th month, and the park notes that the number 8 is considered lucky in Chinese culture.

They're the second and third pandas delivered at the park, following the birth of Tian Bao in June 2016.

Pairi Daiza head Eric Domb says it is "marvelous news for this extraordinary, but today still threatened, species."