Toronto Zoo Debuts Two of the Cutest Animals on Earth With Justin Trudeau in Attendance

Here’s a great way to appeal to literally everyone: cuddle with giant panda cubs.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was among the Canadian dignitaries in attendance at the Toronto Zoo this morning that unveiled the names of its newest and cutest twins. Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne and Toronto Mayor John Tory were also in attendance.

The ceremony was the first public showing of the panda cubs, who have been held in a special maternity-area since their birth last fall.

The male cub is named Jia Panpan (JUH PAN’-pan), meaning Canadian Hope, while the female cub is named Jia Yueyue (JUH YOU’-you), meaning Canadian Joy.

Photo: Justin Trudeau/Twitter

Photo: Justin Trudeau/Twitter

The prime minister called the cubs a symbol of Canada’s strengthening relationship with China, noting he had received a message of congratulations from Chinese premier Li Keqiang.

The cubs, who are the first to be born on Canadian soil, marked their 100th day in January and are now considered to have survived their infancy.

Trudeau, Tory and Wynne all had an opportunity to hold the cubs, an opportunity Trudeau reassured his children would envy.

The cubs will be on display to the public starting this Saturday, March 12, at the Toronto Zoo.