Cute Panda Cubs Celebrate New Year
Created: 2012-01-27 12:03 EST
And joining the festive Lunar New Year celebrations are a dozen adorable panda cubs.
In Southwest China’s Chengdu Panda Center, the six-month-old cubs gave visitors a cute treat.
They were exceptionally playful, even chasing their keepers. They also fought amongst each other, which zookeepers say demonstrate the panda’s territorial nature.
[Yuan Bo, Panda Keeper]:
"Pandas are solitary animals. By nature they need to protect their own territory, so this character is demonstrated from an early age."
This year, 21 new giant pandas were bred in China, putting the total number of captive pandas to 333.