14 newborn pandas taken outdoors for the first time

CHENGDU CITY, China (CCTV/CNN) - A total of 14 newborn pandas were taken outdoors for the first time on Monday to enjoy sunshine at the Chengdu Panda Breeding Center in southwest China's Sichuan Province.

Among the 14 baby pandas, four pairs are twins.

An endangered species, giant panda has a pretty low birth rate both in wild and in captivity. In case twins are born, the mother panda will only choose the stronger one, and let the weaker one to die, as she cannot produce enough milk to feed both.

With years of efforts, Chinese researchers have developed captivity breeding programs, raising the population of the endangered species to an optimistic amount.


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