Panda nurseries exist and are the most adorable places on Earth (photos)

I think we can all agree that pandas are some of the most adorable, most huggable animals on the planet.

At the Chengdu Research Base in China, these cute critters are put in a special breeding program and a daycare.

These endangered animals are very special, and not just because of how cute they are, but because of how hard it is to get pandas to breed.

Females only have around 2-3 days in a year where they are able to breed.

Females only have around 2-3 days in a year where they are able to breed.

Now just imagine a large group of adorable baby pandas, all in one place!

Breeders take care of giant panda cubs inside a crib at Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding in Chengdu, Sichuan province, September 23, 2013. Fourteen new joiners to the 128-giant-panda-family at the base were shown to the public on Monday, according to local media. REUTERS/China Daily (CHINA – Tags: SOCIETY ANIMALS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) CHINA OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN CHINA

The research facility is a nonprofit with the goal to save the pandas from extinction.

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They have been considered to be endangered, and their population has been great reduced in recent years.

Thanks to the efforts of centers like this, the cuddly bears numbers began to bounce back.

The International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) reclassified the pandas from ‘endangered’ to ‘vulnerable’

Giant panda cubs lie in a crib at Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding in Chengdu, Sichuan province, September 23, 2013. Fourteen new joiners to the 128-giant-panda-family at the base were shown to the public on Monday, according to local media. REUTERS/China Daily (CHINA – Tags: SOCIETY ANIMALS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) CHINA OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN CHINA

As of the most recent survey (2020), their is estimated to be approximately 1,864 pandas left in the wild.

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