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Eight Panda cubs celebrate New Year in Ya'an SW province

http://english.ourpanda.com/   2017-01-14 16:44:00     

  Eight giant panda cubs posed for Lunar New Year greetings on Wednesday at the Bifengxia breeding base of the China Giant Panda Protection and Research Center in Sichuan province

  The eight cubs, including three twin pairs, were all born in 2016. In a festively decorated area of the Bifengxia breeding base of the China Giant Panda Protection and Research Center, the cubs walked, climbed up trees and played with toys in the presence of keepers.

  Last year, 27 giant panda cubs were born and 22 of them survived at the China Giant Panda Protection and Research Center.The center has made a record in natural mating and reproduction of breeding male panda and genetic quality of panda cubs .

  Two giant pandas in the Bifengxia base, Na Na and Yun Duo, are showing mating signs,and several adjustment has been made to panda capitive surroudings. said Zhang Guiquan, an official of the giant panda base.

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  Giant pandas are still an endangered species. Fewer than 2,000 pandas live in the wild, mostly in the provinces of Sichuan, Shaanxi and Gansu. At the end of 2013 China had an estimated 1,864 giant pandas in the wild. There are also 422 in captivity, China's State Forestry Administration said.

  Eight giant panda cubs posed for Lunar New Year greetings

  Giant panda cubs posed for Lunar New Year greetings

  Giant panda cubs posed for Lunar New Year greetings

  Eight giant panda cubs posed for Lunar New Year greetings

  Giant panda cub played with toys

  Giant panda cub played with toys

  Giant panda cub played with toys

  Giant panda cub played football

  Eight giant panda cubs posed for Lunar New Year greetings

 

YA’AN Ya'an is a prefecture-level city in the western part of Sichuan province, People's Republic of China, located just below the Tibetan Plateau.The first giant panda was found in Baoxing County of Ya'an; Ya'an is also the origin of Artificial planting tea of the world; Mengding Mountain in Mingshan County, has been keeping seven tea trees, which are believed to be the origins of tea, for more than 1,000 years.

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