A friend of mine from China sent me pictures of the baby pandas at the Sichuan Wolong Panda Protection and Breeding Center. I was supposed to have visited the Pandas last month but the earthquake foiled that plan. The pictures show one of the recent "baby booms" when they were dealing with 16 baby pandas at once. They are quite serious about their panda breeding over there. When young, the Center staff care for these cute little fellows as if they are human. The cubs are meticulously fed and monitored around the clock.
Once weaned, the panda cubs even attend a kindergarten of sorts where they are taught basic living skills that will help them as adults. Once these guys get up to speed, the cycle starts again with another large group of female giant pandas as they get artificially inseminated.
These are absolutely some of the cutest creatures ever. I wish I could get a job raising these little dudes.