The Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding Center recently introduced 13 adorable panda cubs to the world!
These adorable, small panda bears are 13 of the 15 panda cubs born in the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding. According to South West News Service (SWNS), this is the first time the panda cubs will be shown.
Interestingly, four twin sets make up eight out of the 15 total panda cubs born in the panda conservation facility!
Ultimately, this is evidence that the work done by conservationists to preserve panda species is yielding results.
In the summer of 2021, Chinese officials announced that there are now more than 1800 giant pandas in the wild, which is a huge number considering that the species were feared to be going extinct.
After exceeding this number, China no longer recognizes pandas as endangered. Instead, they are seen as a vulnerable species!
According to the World Wide Fund for Nature, the over 50 panda reserves in China have contributed to the growth of the panda population. Plus, the Wildlife Protection Act, which became effective in 1989, protects pandas, ensuring they are not poached.
Also, China’s policies on pandas enable their preservation by encouraging the loaning out of pandas to licensed zoos. This improves awareness about black and white bears and results in the birth of panda cubs.