Strap on your seatbelts ladies and gentlemen because I’m about to drop a cuteness overload on you. I just found out that there is such a thing as a Panda Daycare and yes, it is the most adorable place on earth. We can all agree that pandas are one of the cutest animals gracing this earth. Panda bears are only native to central China making them rare and not many people get to see them in person. The clumsy little bears have the most adorable personalities and we are drawn to them. If you love pandas as much as I do, I’m about to make your day. This place is a panda daycare. It is actually a panda sanctuary aiming to save pandas from extinction.
The Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding in Sichuan, China is a nonprofit facility aiming to save pandas from extinction.
Panda bears are listed as vulnerable with only 1800 pandas left in the wild. In the 1970’s there were barely 1,000 pandas alive.
Thanks to the efforts of this facility and others like it, panda bear numbers are slowly on the rise.
The facility is a breeding facility as well as a research facility. With all the baby pandas being born here, they actually have a panda daycare!
Here the pandas are allowed to mingle with other baby pandas. The daycare is indeed the cutest place on earth and these pics are the proof.
Each panda is given specific individual care to ensure their survival. Female pandas are very difficult to breed because they only give birth once every two years.
Female pandas only ovulate for 2-3 days once a year making it even more difficult to breed them.
The panda bear has been a symbol of peace and balance in China for many years.
Pandas are very lazy and spend 14-16 hours a day eating.
The rest of the time they sleep.
Because there is no fat in bamboo, pandas do not hibernate due to the lack of a fat reserve.
Panda mothers only have the energy to raise and nurse one cub at a time. Sanctuaries like this one ensure that if twins are born, they will step in to take care of the other baby.
Panda bears are one of the few animals that actually live much longer in captivity than they do in the wild. Up to 20 years longer in fact!
In the wild panda bears live 15-25 years and in captivity they can reach 35 years.
At birth, baby pandas are only 4-8 ounces big. 1/900th the size of their mother.
They are known to consume up to 40 lbs of bamboo every day as adults.
Only 4 zoos in the United States have panda bears but they are owned by China.
China leases the bears and the money is used for the preservation of the wild Giant Panda bears.
More info: Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding
This panda daycare offers the job of a lifetime. Only you have to be a wildlife biologist and live in China.