Twin panda cubs at Vienna Zoo go exploring in first outdoor outing

Giant Panda cub Fu Ban, which was born on August 7, 2016, is seen in this handout photograph dated February 27, 2017, released on February 28, 2017, at Schoenbrunn Zoo in Vienna, Austria. Schoenbrunn Zoo/Daniel Zupanc/Handout via REUTERS
A Giant Panda twin cub which was born on August 7, 2016, is seen in its enclosure in this handout photograph dated January 27, 2017, released on February 7, 2017, at Schoenbrunn Zoo in Vienna, Austria. Schoenbrunn Zoo/Daniel Zupanc/Handout via REUTERS
Giant Panda cubs Fu Feng and Fu Ban, which were born on August 7, 2016, are seen with their mother, Yang Yang, in this handout photograph dated February 27, 2017, released on February 28, 2017, at Schoenbrunn Zoo in Vienna, Austria. Schoenbrunn Zoo/Norbert Potensky/Handout via REUTERS
Giant Panda cub Fu Feng, which was born on August 7, 2016, is seen in this handout photograph dated February 27, 2017, released on February 28, 2017, at Schoenbrunn Zoo in Vienna, Austria. Schoenbrunn Zoo/Daniel Zupanc/Handout via REUTERS

VIENNA (Reuters) - Twin panda cubs Fu Feng and Fu Ban have emerged from their indoor enclosure at Vienna's Schoenbrunn Zoo and explored shrubs and a tree trunk climbing frame outdoors.

The brother and sister, born to Yang Yang in August, were kept out of the public eye for several months. They ventured into a bigger indoor enclosure in December.

"The two are now almost seven months old and have shown in the indoor area that they are very skilled in climbing," zoo director Dagmar Schratter said in a statement.

"That is why they are now allowed into the open air, whenever the weather suits and they want to do so."

While the two curious cubs went exploring, their mother kept an eye on them, the zoo said.

(Reporting by Vienna newsroom)

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