14 baby pandas in one crib

Giant Pandas must be one of the most loved and yet most unsuccessful species ever. They have come to an evolutionary dead-end. They don’t seem particularly interested in their own survival either. They just don’t like to mate and eat only bamboo. They are not hunted by any predators but there are only some 2000 left in the wild. Apart from looking cute and cuddly they don’t play much part in any ecological balance. But these cubs are worth more than their weight in gold. A panda cub can be rented to a Western zoo for about $1 million per year.

Human “conservation” efforts seem to be focused on eradicating successful species and helping the unsuccessful ones. But pandas are incredibly cute.

14 pandas born between June and September 2013 at Chengdu Giant Panda Breeding and Research Base

BBC:

A group of 14 panda cubs have been put on display in China.

The 14 cubs were artificially bred in the Chengdu Giant Panda Breeding and Research Base in south-west China’s Sichuan province.

Born between July and September this year, they are currently being raised in two delivery rooms at the base.

The eldest, Meng Meng, is four times heavier than the youngest, Ya Yi.

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One Response to “14 baby pandas in one crib”

  1. agnophilo Says:

    “As a result of farming, deforestation and other development, the panda has been driven out of the lowland areas where it once lived.”

    – Wikipedia

    It does have one predator – us. And many species won’t breed in captivity, often species are incapable of it. I have a friend who raises chickens, they won’t lay their eggs until he lets them out of their cage, then they run over behind a bush and lay them immediately. Many fish won’t breed unless their tank is a certain size. It’s an evolved instinct to only breed when there are enough resources, space, food, whatever for their young.

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