This Panda Daycare Is The Most Adorable Thing You’ll See All Day

The Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding in China is on the cutting edge of giant panda research. With only around 1,800 giant pandas left in the wild, the captive breeding program at Chengdu plays an important role in ensuring that the species can survive long-term.

The baby pandas born here are cared for by specialized staff in what essentially amounts to a panda daycare. Needless to say, it’s ridiculously adorable.

Chengdu Research Base

A literal pile of pandas.

Chengdu Research Base

14 pandas in one crib, but there’s still room for more.

Chengdu Research Base

Pandas are very intelligent, and as the babies grow up, they learn to hold their own bottles.

Chengdu Research Base

They aren’t usually this orderly.

Chengdu Research Base

Eventually, they graduate to getting their food in bowls. Sometimes it takes a while to get the hang of it.

Chengdu Research Base

But not too long.

Chengdu Research Base

When you’re a panda, everything looks good to chew on.

Chengdu Research Base

The bigger pandas give the little ones a helping hand.

Chengdu Research Base

Cuddle pile!

Chengdu Research Base

“Gimme a hug.”

Chengdu Research Base

Sometimes, naps come on quite suddenly.

Chengdu Research Base

Sleepiness seems to be contagious.

Chengdu Research Base

Snow doesn’t bother the baby pandas. They’re always ready to go outside and play.

Chengdu Research Base

One thing that pandas aren’t good at? Volleyball.

Chengdu Research Base

But they do seem to like donkeys.

Chengdu Research Base

The swing is put to good use, even if not for its intended purpose.

Chengdu Research Base

For more information about the captive giant panda breeding program, visit the Chengdu Research Base website.

Source

If you enjoyed this post, make sure to press the “Share” button below!