China News Service, Chengdu, September 28 (Wang Liwen Anyuan) 13 "2022" newborn giant pandas from the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding (referred to as the Panda Base) made their first collective appearance in the Sun Delivery Room of the Panda Base on the 28th.

  In the early morning of that day, the visiting area of ​​the Sun Maternity Room was very lively, and tourists with cameras were looking forward to it.

When 13 breeders appeared in the outdoor area of ​​the Sun Delivery Room with 13 giant panda cubs, the shutter sounded continuously.

A breeder holds a giant panda cub.

Photo courtesy of Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding

  In order to celebrate the 73rd anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China and wish the Chengdu World Table Tennis Championships a success, the group debut of the new giant pandas combines elements of National Day and table tennis.

On the ping-pong table-style appearance stage, the breeders arranged the giant panda cubs in the shape of "73"; they also specially prepared enrichment props in the form of ping-pong rackets made of wood, hemp rope and other materials for the giant pandas Cubs play.

Breeders are placing giant panda cubs.

Photo by Wang Liwen

  It is understood that the panda base has successfully bred 15 giant pandas in 11 births this year, including 4 pairs of twins.

There are many new members of the "star family" among these newborn giant pandas: the giant panda "Olympia" named by Thomas Bach, president of the International Olympic Committee, successfully gave birth to a female giant panda cub, adding another member to the "Olympic family" of the panda base. "Jili", a member of the "Family Class", also gave birth to a fourth child; "Mei Huan", a "returnee" giant panda born at Zoo Atlanta, gave birth to a male giant panda cub.

The 13 "Class 2022" newborn giant pandas made their first collective appearance at the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding.

Photo by Wang Liwen

  According to Feng Yongyou, assistant animal husband of the Animal Feeding and Management Department of the Panda Base, all the cubs are growing well, and the heaviest one is close to 6 kilograms.

Visitors can see the "sleepy" giant panda cubs in the visiting areas of the Sun Delivery Room and Moon Delivery Room.

Soon, they will come to the outdoor playground to play and meet tourists.