At 10:30 on January 20, the “panda team” composed of 23 panda cubs born at Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding in 2016 gathered together again. 23 breeders holding panda cubs stand in a character pattern “2017” to send New Year’s wishes to the people around the world.
Panda Cubs and Breeders Send New Year’s Wishes to the People around the World
On September 28, 2016, at the activity site inside the Moon Delivery Room of Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding, 23 new-born panda cubs made a stage pose for the first time. The reports about these cute panda cubs covered various media and websites around the world. The panda who fell head over heals and the panda with grey scattered fur are favored by the people of the world. When they appeared again, they already became experts in climbing trees from small “balls” who can only crawl slowly; and became big pandas who can chase after daddy and mommy from small babies who can only “chirp”. Their growth attracted a lot of attentions.
“Fu Shun”, the panda baby standing right in the middle, weights 10200 grams now from 175.2 grams at the time when he was born. This “online celebrity” became famous when he made a first stage pose and fell head over heals, and attracted many fans. The breeder said, “Fu Shun” is loveable not only to people, but also to pandas, and what he likes to do is still rolling on the ground. That famous picture of “Fu Shun” standing upside down sends wishes to everybody – “Fu (good fortune in Chinese meaning)” standing upside down means that good fortune is coming.
The panda baby standing beside “Fu Shun” is “Cheng Shi” who gradually becomes black. As he wears a whole body of grey fur, it is always easy to find him by the first glance among a group of black-white “balls”. “Cheng Shi” is a panda who is clingiest among them and loves sleeping most. “Cheng Shi” hopes everybody can eat well and sleep well, have a pleasant life and work smoothly in the new year.
At the New Year greeting site, 23 breeders held 23 panda babies and sent wishes in unison: hope national people, overseas Chinese and overseas compatriot all can have a happy new year! Year 2017, blessings are coming!
Source: Panda Channel of CCTV Net Editor: Zhang Nan ( the content is abridged)