Well, my Monday has been a bit of a nightmare…so to cheer me up I’ve found some adorable panda cubs having a bit of rough and tumble in the Chengdu Giant Panda Base in Sichaun province, China.
The twin boys were fighting over who got prize spot in a water pit. The play fighting will have to stop when they grow up as they’ll be about 5ft long and up to 150kg!
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The critically endangered Giant Panda is coming to the UK for the first time in 17 years.
China are sending a breeding pair, Tian Tian (above) and Yangguang to live in Edinburgh zoo and hopefully continue in the conservation programme.
Although their diet in the wild is 99% bamboo, in captivity they’ve been known to also eat honey, eggs and yams. Their Latin name literally translates as “black and white cat-foot” and as China’s national symbol, this gift is an important step for diplomacy aswell s conservation.
Why don’t they advertise these jobs?! This surreal scene with human in a panda bear costume is the extreme lengths conservationists in Sichuan are going to for the welfare of panda cubs. This costume prepares the cub for survival in the wild by keeping its environment as free from humans as possible. Only about 1,600 pandas live in the wild with only another 120 in breeding programmes in zoos.
After a treacherous day in the snow…I thought this might provide some light relief! Natural World have a special on BBC Two next week about the Panda Makers, following the most ambitious conservation project help pandas from the brink of extinction. The programme follows them as they aim to breed 300 pandas…will they do it?