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Public display of panda cub cuteness

Saturday, October 01, 2016 - 00:31

Giant panda cubs born in 2016 are seen on a display at the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding in Chengdu, China -- and it's too adorable. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) At the Chengdu Giant Panda Breeding Research Base on Thursday (September 29), 23 panda cubs, made their first public debut ahead of China's National Day, which falls on October 1. Aged between one and four months old, the cubs lay on their bellies, occasionally exerting just a little effort to crawl a few inches forward. This year, the research base has welcomed almost double the number of newborn pandas, according to state broadcaster CCTV. The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) recently downgraded the species from "Endangered" to "Vulnerable" on its Red List of Threatened Species.

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Public display of panda cub cuteness

Saturday, October 01, 2016 - 00:31