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Nap time at the Giant Panda Breeding Centre in Chengdu, China

Nap time at the Giant Panda Breeding Centre in Chengdu China Nap time at the Giant Panda Breeding Centre in Chengdu, China
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“A group of giant panda cubs nap at a nursery at the research base of the Giant Panda Breeding Centre in Chengdu, in southwest China’s Sichuan province. China has launched its once-a-decade panda census, trying to determine how many of the endangered animals live in the wild amid efforts to boost numbers. The census – the fourth since it was first launched in the 1970s – is also expected to ascertain pandas’ living conditions, ages and any change in habitat. According to the count a decade ago, there were 1,596 pandas left in the wild in China, with 1,206 of them living in Sichuan.”

telegraph