Saturday, June 28, 2008

Panda Kindergarten

My step mother sent me this today...too cute!

SICHUAN , China -- One zoo in southwest China has its hands full with 16 baby pandas. The Sichuan Wolong Panda Protection and Breed Center is dealing with the results of a breeding boom where 16 pandas have been born. The brood includes five sets of twins. The cubs are weighed and measured every five days (see pics). The heaviest tips the scale at just over 24 pounds, while the lightest weighs about 11 pounds. The pandas are due to stop suckling soon - just about the time they'll start learning to walk. Once weaned, the panda cubs will attend panda kindergarten. In the m ea ntime, more little ones are expected at the centre since 38 giant pandas were artificially impregnated.

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At 7:42 AM, June 28, 2008, Blogger Sisiggy said...

That photo of all the lab guys holding pandas looks like they've each got two soccer balls under their arms.

At 8:57 PM, June 28, 2008, Blogger Gwynne said...

Heh. They do. :-)


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