The Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding is easily the cutest place on the planet right now. It is a breeding center and a nursery specially dedicated towards replenishing the diminishing panda population in China.
There were only about 1200 pandas in the 1980s. They were on the “endangered” list for decades. However, due to the efforts of this facility, the panda population has flourished once again, and they have been taken-off the endangered species list.
This facility has a dedicated team of members working around the clock for the care and upkeep of the adorable baby pandas. They not only take care of the breeding, but also provide interactive activities for the visitors to teach people about pandas and their protection.
Their base itself is a sight for sore eyes. Apart from the ever-cute nursery, the place is brimming with the sight of pandas in every corner, some of them playing, while others walking, climbing, eating bamboo, or even sleeping on a tree!
The facility started with 6 pandas, but that number has increased multi-fold! In an age when humans have been rampantly destroying wildlife, it is a rare pleasure to see this heaven-like facility filled with happy pandas who roam free, without the shackles of captivity. This place is definitely on our list of must-visit places!
Click the video below to watch a group of pandas playing on the slide like the happiest babies ever!
For many, even the slightest mention of the vet sends them into a fearful daze. Who knows where the scary doctor will poke and prod me this time? But, of course, not every animal hates vet visits. Take this sweet black lab, for instance.
She seems to know the drill like the back of her paw. She jumps onto the table and behaves like an absolute lady from the very start. Though she does look at her mom, who is filming the sweet girl, with a little bit of apprehension, she doesn’t flinch when the veterinarian pulls out a syringe.
He rubs her down with an alcohol swab, grabs the syringe, then leans over and gives her a kiss for good measure…
Vet: You’ll just feel a prick.
Lab: Let’s just get this over with, shall we?
The only thing worse than feeling that little jab is watching the needle go in, and this sweet lady seems to know that. Like most humans, she averts her eyes. She goes off to her happy place… a lush, green meadow filled with tennis balls, bones, squeaky toys, and squirrels!
She is a true champion in our eyes! This beautiful Labrador didn’t need coaxing or encouragement because she’s a grown woman. Her mom must be so proud of her. Watch the adorable video below and share with a dog lover in your life. We should all be so lucky to have such calm pets (or children) at the doctor’s office!