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Apparently, A Panda Daycare Exists And It’s Adorable

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.

Apparently, A Panda Daycare Exists And It's Adorable
Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding

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.

Apparently, A Panda Daycare Exists And It's Adorable
Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding

Thanks to the efforts of this facility and others like it, panda bear numbers are slowly on the rise.

Apparently, A Panda Daycare Exists And It's Adorable
Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding

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!

Apparently, A Panda Daycare Exists And It's Adorable
Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding

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.

Apparently, A Panda Daycare Exists And It's Adorable
Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding

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.

Apparently, A Panda Daycare Exists And It's Adorable
Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding

Female pandas only ovulate for 2-3 days once a year making it even more difficult to breed them.

Apparently, A Panda Daycare Exists And It's Adorable
Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding

The panda bear has been a symbol of peace and balance in China for many years.

Apparently, A Panda Daycare Exists And It's Adorable
Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding

Pandas are very lazy and spend 14-16 hours a day eating.

Apparently, A Panda Daycare Exists And It's Adorable
Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding

The rest of the time they sleep.

Apparently, A Panda Daycare Exists And It's Adorable
Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding

Because there is no fat in bamboo, pandas do not hibernate due to the lack of a fat reserve.

Apparently, A Panda Daycare Exists And It's Adorable
Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding

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.

Apparently, A Panda Daycare Exists And It's Adorable
Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding

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!

Apparently, A Panda Daycare Exists And It's Adorable
Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding

In the wild panda bears live 15-25 years and in captivity they can reach 35 years.

Apparently, A Panda Daycare Exists And It's Adorable
Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding

At birth, baby pandas are only 4-8 ounces big. 1/900th the size of their mother.

Apparently, A Panda Daycare Exists And It's Adorable
Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding

They are known to consume up to 40 lbs of bamboo every day as adults.

Apparently, A Panda Daycare Exists And It's Adorable
Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding

Only 4 zoos in the United States have panda bears but they are owned by China.

Apparently, A Panda Daycare Exists And It's Adorable
Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding

China leases the bears and the money is used for the preservation of the wild Giant Panda bears.

Apparently, A Panda Daycare Exists And It's Adorable
Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding

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.

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