Sept. 24 - Fourteen baby pandas born in a southwest China breeding centre are shown to the public for the first time. Elly Park reports.
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Fourteen baby pandas ready to melt your heart.
They were born between July and September at the Chengdu Giant Panda Base in Sichuan, the world's leading panda breeding and research facility.
Giant panda's are notoriously hard to breed in captivity, so no wonder the base is eager to show them off.
Meng Meng, the oldest of the bunch, weighs around four times as much as Ya Yi, the youngest, who was born 40 days later.
SOUNDBITE: Keeper At Chengdu Research Base Of Giant Panda Breeding, Mao Min, saying (Mandarin)
"In terms of weight, the biggest cub already weighs over three kilograms, almost four kilograms. The smallest is only around 700 grams, over 600 grams."
Giant pandas are one of the world's endangered animals with roughly 300 living in captivity.
Fewer than 1,600 live in the wild in China.
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