All these adorable little baby pandas are in a crib located in the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding, China. They were born between July and September, so you can see the variation in sizes.
Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding
The facility also offers tours for tourists to see the pandas face-to-face, but booking must be made in advance. Raising a panda is an expensive business therefore it’s understandable that the facility needs lots of help and funding to save these pandas from extinction.
You might want to read this too: Sleeping Pandas at Zoo Negara
Those who have visited the giant pandas in China have noted their extreme laziness to move, eat and even breed – some of the reasons that contribute towards their extinction. In addition, the female pandas only ovulate once a year, and can only handle one set of offspring every two years.
I read somewhere that when they do give birth, it’s usually twins but only one will be raised while the other is, more or less, left to die.
How Many Pandas Left?
It is estimated that there are approximately 1000 pandas left in the world today, more than our Malayan Tigers (estimated about 500 only). Isn’t it remarkable that they’ve managed to survive all these centuries?
The cuteness must have helped a lot.
Let’s look forward to the arrival of the twins, Feng Yi and Fu Wa, to Malaysia in December and may they prosper here! 😀
Recommended for you: China’s Pandas: Welcome To Malaysia, Feng Yi And Fu Wa!
– Tonnes of Cuteness : Baby Pandas in a Crib