Take the pledge to vote

For a better tommorow#AajSawaroApnaKal
  • I agree to receive emails from News18

  • I promise to vote in this year's elections no matter what the odds are.
  • Please check above checkbox.

    SUBMIT

Thank you for
taking the pledge

Vote responsibly as each vote counts
and makes a diffrence

Disclaimer:

Issued in public interest by HDFC Life. HDFC Life Insurance Company Limited (Formerly HDFC Standard Life Insurance Company Limited) (“HDFC Life”). CIN: L65110MH2000PLC128245, IRDAI Reg. No. 101 . The name/letters "HDFC" in the name/logo of the company belongs to Housing Development Finance Corporation Limited ("HDFC Limited") and is used by HDFC Life under an agreement entered into with HDFC Limited. ARN EU/04/19/13618
LIVE TV DownloadNews18 App
News18 English
News18 » Buzz
2-min read

Panda Cubs in China Celebrate First Birthday with Special Cake, Songs and Toys

And to mark their first year of life, staff at the research centre threw a joint birthday party for the adorable animals on July 25.

Trending Desk

Updated:July 31, 2019, 7:03 AM IST
facebookTwitterskypewhatsapp
Panda Cubs in China Celebrate First Birthday with Special Cake, Songs and Toys
And to mark their first year of life, staff at the research centre threw a joint birthday party for the adorable animals on July 25.
Loading...

This is one birthday party most people would consider themselves lucky to be invited to— someday. 18 panda cubs were treated to songs and a special fruit cake on their first birth anniversary at a research centre in China last week.

The China Conservation and Research Center for the Giant Panda successfully bred 31 giant panda cubs last year, with most of them now living in the panda kindergarten at Shenshuping Base in Wolong, Sichuan Province. The male and female cubs, including three pairs of twins, were born between June to September.

And to mark their first year of life, staff at the research centre threw a joint birthday party for the adorable animals on July 25.

Besides relishing a huge birthday cake, the panda cubs also got to play with toys and listen to songs. They were also seen climbing trees and having fun with a bamboo-made car.

Fans of the panda cubs were also invited to the birthday bash, according to Xinhua Net.

“This is the first time I’ve seen so many pandas in one place together. It’s also my first time to see so many baby pandas,” one panda admirer, Tang Tingzhao, told the South China Morning Post. “I’m very excited and very happy.”

The cubs, who are mainly reliant on milk, supplement their diet with two meals of tender bamboo shoot tips each day, allowing them to grind their newfound adult teeth.

Besides undergoing regular physical examination, the growth indicators of the panda cubs are monitored by their breeders at the research center.

The population of giant pandas at the China Conservation and Research Center for the Giant Panda has reached 285, accounting for more than half of the total 548 giant pandas living in captivity around the world.

In April this year, China marked 150 years of the scientific discovery of the endangered species.

Pandas were virtually unknown outside China until French missionary and naturalist Pere Jean Pierre Armand David encountered a dead specimen in 1869 in Ya'an, Sichuan province, 1869

Fewer than 2,000 pandas live in the wild, mostly in the provinces of Sichuan and Shaanxi.

Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox - subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what's happening in the world around you – in real time.

Subscribe to Moneycontrol Pro and gain access to curated markets data, trading recommendations, equity analysis, investment ideas, insights from market gurus and much more. Get Moneycontrol PRO for 1 year at price of 3 months. Use code FREEDOM.

Read full article
Loading...
Next Story
Next Story

Also Watch

facebookTwitterskypewhatsapp

Live TV

Loading...
Countdown To Elections Results
To Assembly Elections 2018 Results