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The birth of every baby panda in captivity is celebrated because of the conservation status of pandas. About half of all panda births results in twins, but usually only one of the cubs survives into adulthood. The mother panda cannot produce enough nutrient milk for both cubs, so she must choose the stronger of the two cubs to nurse.

Panda cubs are tiny and fragile at birth. They weigh under 5 ounces, have no teeth and are blind. They feed on the mother pandas milk up to 15 times a day, for around 30 minutes each time. Two weeks after birth, the baby panda's skin turns from pink to grey, and at around 4 weeks after birth, the panda cubs develop black and white fur.

Baby pandas will continue to nurse for up to a year after birth, but can begin to eat small bamboo shoots around 6 months after birth. When pandas reach two years of age, they weigh around 100 pounds and will start to live on their own, without their mother.

Learn more about adult pandas on our Wolong Grove Panda Cam.

  • grant: $502,500 - China Conservation and Research Center for the Giant Panda

    Lifetime adoption of twin pandas, a 'Panda Cam' at the Wolong Nature Reserve, medical research and programs, and a sculpture to increase public awareness of panda conservation.

  • grant: $100,000 - Pandas International

    General operating support.

  • topic: pandas

  • location: gengda

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gengda wolong panda center info

The panda cam you’re watching shows baby pandas in the Happiness Village yard, named in honor of Xingfucun, one of many villages devastated in a 2008 earthquake.

About the Panda Center

A local legend tells of a giant dragon that wandered into a beautiful and lush valley. The dragon was mesmerized by the valley and decided the take a nap there, and never woke up because it was so peaceful. The valley became known has Wolong, which translates to “Sleeping Dragon” in Chinese.

This beautiful valley is home to some of the last remaining pandas on earth. The Wolong Panda Center is located in the Wolong Nature Reserve, which was created in 1963 to preserve one of the national symbols of China.

The original center was severely damaged in a 2008 earthquake and a new center recently opened in Gengda. The new center includes a 5,000 square foot research laboratory, panda hospital, office building, management building, training center, over 50 enclosures for giant pandas and a 680 acre bamboo forest for the captive pandas.

Our partners at Pandas International will stop by to answer questions, so please post them in the comments section.

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location: Gengda Wolong Panda Center, China

best hours: 4pm - 12am PT / 8am - 4pm CT

links: Bifengxia Panda Center
Wolong National Nature Reserve
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NGO: Pandas International

grant: $100,000

location: Colorado

mission: General operating support.

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The birth of every baby panda in captivity is celebrated because of the conservation status of pandas. About half of all panda births results in twins, but usually only one of the cubs survives into adulthood. The mother panda cannot produce enough nutrient milk for both cubs, so she must choose the stronger of the two cubs to nurse.

Panda cubs are tiny and fragile at birth. They weigh under 5 ounces, have no teeth and are blind. They feed on the mother pandas milk up to 15 times a day, for around 30 minutes each time. Two weeks after birth, the baby panda's skin turns from pink to grey, and at around 4 weeks after birth, the panda cubs develop black and white fur.

Baby pandas will continue to nurse for up to a year after birth, but can begin to eat small bamboo shoots around 6 months after birth. When pandas reach two years of age, they weigh around 100 pounds and will start to live on their own, without their mother.

Learn more about adult pandas on our Wolong Grove Panda Cam.

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