Ten baby pandas made their first public appearance in China’s leading panda reserve to mark the coming Chinese New Year which is also called Lunar New Year.
According to the international news agency Associated Press, one of Panda cub was appeared to be too shy and hid its face with both of its paws after appearing before the crowd, while others went rogue and crawled away from its keeper before being caught.
according to the China Conservation and Research Center for Giant Panda in southwest China’s Sichuan province, the baby pandas were between the age from 4 to 6 months, and all resulted from natural mating.
These fluffy balls made their debut in a playground at the centre adorned with Lunar New Year’s decorations including lanterns, traditional Chinese knots, paper cars and flags.
“Newborn baby pandas from the class of 2020 … wish you a happy New Year and lots of good luck in the Year of the Ox,” their keepers shouted with the pandas in their arms, while some tried to clamber away.
To give them a treat Bamboo basket were prepared for these woolly creatures, with the Chinese character “fu,” which means a good fortune and blessings, written on the outside.
This represented the Chinese tradition in which adults give red envelopes of money to children during the Chinese New Year to pass them good wishes and blessings.
But here instead of money, these cuties got snacks. Some of them were curious about the baskets, while others were distracted by the toys and decorations nearby.
As of December 2020, there were 44 baby pandas around the world, and more than half were bred in China.
China has prided itself on its efforts to preserve a species that was endangered for many years. Pandas are also a symbol of China and part of its cultural diplomacy.