11 Oct 2021
The twin pandas born at Tokyo's Ueno zoo in June have been named Xiao Xiao for the male and Lei Lei for the female. There are an estimated 1,800 giant pandas left in the wild, mainly in bamboo forests in the mountains of China, according to environmental group WWF. Around 600 more live in zoos and breeding centres around the world.
20 Oct 2019
With the highest concentration of twins in Nigeria, Igbo Ora is the nation's self-proclaimed twin capital. According to popular belief, this is due to the diet of the women of the region, and in particular "ilasa", a dish made from yam and gombola leaf soup. For the second time in its history, the city is organizing the "World Twins Festival", where twins from Igbo Ora and elsewhere gather to celebrate their existence.