Baby Pandas Celebrate Chinese New Year
Published on January 27, 2017
Saturday, Jan. 28, marks the start of the Year of the Rooster in China, and 23 adorable panda cubs couldn’t wait to kick off the celebration.
Keepers at the Chengdu Panda Base attempted to wrangle all of the pandas born there this year to mark the Lunar New Year — and it wasn’t easy. Just like squirming toddlers, the baby pandas were hard to wrangle!
Check out their antsy antics in National Geographic‘s Instagram video below.
Video by @amivitale. Panda keepers help the 23 baby pandas born this year at the Chengdu Panda Base in Sichuan Province, China, greet the new year! Pandas are officially upgraded from endangered to threatened species status thanks to conservation and breeding efforts in China. The latest estimates show a population of 1,864 adults. @natgeo @natgeocreative @thephotosociety #chinesenewyear #chegndu #sichuan #china #climatechange #conservation #natureisspeaking #savetheplanet #panda #pandas #babypanda #ipanda #giantpanda #pandacub #photojournalism #amivitale
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