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A number of photos and videos featuring 14 baby pandas in a crib have gone viral on the Internet as thousands share the adorable images of the newborn pandas at the Chengdu Panda Base in Sichuan Province, China.
The baby pandas made their public debut on Monday by being shown off as they huddled together in a large crib. The moment marked the first time all the newborn pandas had been in the same room at the same time – they were initially being raised in two separate delivery rooms.
They were shown off to delighted onlookers at Chengdu, a nonprofit center "engaged in wildlife research, captive breeding, conservation education and educational tourism," according to its website.
Just last November the same place had another photo go viral that featured seven pandas – four males and three females – as they cuddled together in a crib. This time they were able to get twice as many newborn pandas together to multiply the extreme cuteness.
The 14 new pandas will now join 128 giant pandas all being bred at the same location – all of which will not be placed back in the wild. The giant panda – native to China – is of course an endangered species. They breeding program at the location is part of a massive effort to save them from extinction.
Last month, China became hooked on the cute pandas, and the China Television Network (CNTN) launched an around the clock broadcast showing the baby pandas at Chengdu.
Further showing the huge popularity of pandas in the country, new website iPanda.com attracted more than 15,000 viewers on its test run in June, according to China's state run media agency, Xinhua.
The website plugs in to 28 high definition cameras set up throughout the Chengdu Giant Panda Breeding and Research Center, and gives viewers live images of how the baby pandas are doing.
Here is a video news report into the 14 pandas in a crib: