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September 29, 2011

Giant panda cubs nap at a nursery in Chengdu

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The photo above appeared on page A5 of yesterday's Washington Post.

The caption: "This photo taken on September 26, 2011 shows a group of giant panda cubs napping at a nursery in the research base of the Giant Panda Breeding Centre in Chengdu, in southwest China's Sichuan province. China has launched its once-a-decade panda census, trying to determine how many of the endangered animals live in the wild amid efforts to boost numbers. The census — the fourth since it was first launched in the 1970s — is also expected to ascertain pandas' living conditions, ages and any change in habitat. According to the count a decade ago, there are 1,596 pandas left in the wild in China, with 1,206 of them living in Sichuan."

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Comments

I think that is actually back room at Panda Xpress.*

*I'm Joking.

Fun fact, they don't actually serve panda meat there. Damn bait and switch, I say.


Posted by: jonathand | Oct 2, 2011 9:32:43 PM

I see six sets of Sleepy Panda shakers.

Posted by: Flautist | Sep 30, 2011 12:00:37 AM

Can you pick the one that reads BOJ?

He/She hid His/Her iPad under the blanket just before the picture was taken!

Posted by: Joe Peach | Sep 29, 2011 11:28:26 PM

I want to see the feeding time!

Posted by: 6.02*10^23 | Sep 29, 2011 1:35:12 PM

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