Pandas are among the world’s cutest and loveliest creatures. I think we can all agree.
These adorable creatures are housed in a special breeding facility and a daycare at the Chengdu Research Base in China.
Not just because they are adorable, but also because it is challenging to breed pandas, these threatened species are incredibly precious.
The number of breeding opportunities for females is limited to just a few days a year.
Only one cub can be born every two years if the breeding is effective.
Now picture a sizable group of cuddly baby pandas in one location!
The nonprofit research center’s mission is to prevent the extinction of pandas.
They were once thought to be endangered, and in recent years, their number has greatly declined.
These kinds of facilities helped the numbers of cuddly bears start to increase again.
Pandas were downgraded from “endangered” to “vulnerable” status by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) in 2016.
There are thought to be around 1,864 pandas left in the wild as of the most recent census in 2020.