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A Panda Baby Boom in China - 36 Cubs Born This Year

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    The cute and fluffy little ones have made their first debut few days ago at the China Conservation and Research Centre for the Giant Panda in southwest China's Sichuan Province.

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    The birth rate at this zoo is currently higher than at any time since the breeding program began.

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    Among them, there are 15 pairs of twins.

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    The zoo has bred over 180 giant pandas so far.

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    Panda cubs do not open their eyes until they are six to eight weeks old and are not mobile until three months.

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    It's unsure how long Giant Pandas live in the wild, but Chinese scientists reported zoo pandas as old as 35.


    The fluffy cubs were pictured lying still or on all fours with some running away and rolling about.

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