Thursday, January 18, 2007

EC Panda...


The Sichuan Wolong Panda Protection and Breed Center is dealing with the results of a breeding boom -- 16 pandas have been born since July, 2006. The brood includes five sets of twins. The heaviest tips the scale at just over 24 pounds, while the lightest weighs about 11 pounds. The pandas are due to stop suckling by February, 2007 just about the time they'll start learning to walk. Once weaned, the panda cubs will attend panda kindergarten.
Sorry to say, but I did not go to china to take the photos...

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

awwww they are gorgeous!

gail said...

Great panda photos!!! I have a friend who teaches Chinese at a high school and she takes students to a Panda preserve in China every year. I wonder if this is the same one. The students love it! Thanks for your comment on my blog--I am very surprised at how well the blanket is turning out.

Mary, Mary... said...

OK, your panda babies beat my sleeping puppy, but just barely. Tell your son that labradoodles do come in smaller sizes(!). Easier to housetrain than pandas!

Anonymous said...

Awww,pandas have to the cutest animal ... bar none. Well, except maybe koalas. Nah, pandas win. :-)

Anonymous said...

They are so sweeeeeet!

aquaknits said...

Aww, I want one! They're so adorable, these pics just made my day!

Anonymous said...

Oh, how cute they are :-)

Anonymous said...

Oh, how cute they are :-)

Rain said...

Yay for pandas, it's wonderful to hear so many have been born.