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A special debut: 7 panda cubs arranged in the shape of the number "70"

http://english.ourpanda.com/   2019-10-12 15:54:07     

  Seven giant panda cubs born at Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding in Chengdu, capital of southwest China's Sichuan Province, in 2019 met the public here Tuesday. (Xinhua/Jiang Hongjing)

  A special debut! Seven giant panda cubs born at the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding in 2019 were arranged in the shape of the number "70" to express best wishes for the 70th anniversary of the founding of New China.

  CHENGDU, Sept. 25 (Xinhua) -- Seven newborn giant panda cubs made their first public appearance on Tuesday at the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding.

  A breeder arranges the giant panda cubs in the shape of the number "70." (Xinhua/Jiang Hongjing)

  Seven baby giant pandas born in 2019 were arranged in the shape of the number "70" to express best wishes for the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China, said Zhang Zhiping, director of the panda research base.

  Breeders holding giant panda cubs pose for photos. (Xinhua/Jiang Hongjing)

  As of September, a total of nine giant panda cubs were born at the base this year with a survival rate of 100 percent, including the panda baby with the world's heaviest birth weight of more than 200 grams and the world's lightest-born baby panda, only 42.8 grams.

  Giant panda cubs at Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding (Xinhua/Jiang Hongjing)

  The Chengdu research base ranked second after the Palace Museum in the list of top 10 most-viewed scenic spots of China. According to statistics, the panda base received nearly 7.5 million visitors in 2018 and the number is expected to exceed 9 million this year. 

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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