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Sprawling Giant Panda Research Centre
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Main entrance to the park – Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding, Sichuan Province, China
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Incubator for the young ones
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These are the cutest month old babies
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Just like human babies, these adorable young ones need lots of sleep
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The gestation period is 3-6 months before they are born
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Giant Pandas can live up to 18 years in the wild and 25 years in captivity, provided ideal conditions are present
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Giant Pandas are quite dexterous and can climb trees easily despite their clumsy appearance
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Panda mothers usually give birth to 1-2 cubs but they only raise one in the wild; thus in captivity both cubs survive
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Giant Pandas reach sexual maturity at 5 years of age and can reproduce for up to 10 years
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They only consume Arrow Bamboo leaves which come from the high altitude regions of Sichuan and lorry loads are transported daily to meet their needs
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Jiuzhaigou is the natural habitat of Giant Pandas but due to deforestation and the low birth rate of Pandas, they face the threat of extinction
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Chow time!
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The teenagers aged between 2-3 years display playfulness and are lolling about even when feeding
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A relaxing walk along the bamboo groves before the morning mist lifted

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