Cute Alert! Adorable Photos of Giant Panda Triplets

Panda Triplets
The first known surviving giant panda triplets were born at the Chimelong Safari Park in China's Guangdong province on July 29, 2014.
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Human Help

Three Pandas

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The first known surviving giant panda triplets were born at the Chimelong Safari Park in China's Guangdong province on July 29, 2014. The cubs' mother was so exhausted after giving birth that panda experts let her rest and placed the triplets in an incubator.

Nap Time

Incubator pandas

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Panda cubs are born blind and without much fur, making them entirely dependent on their mothers for support.

Waiting for Names

Panda Cubs

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Per Chinese tradition, the Giant Panda triplets will not receive names until they are 100 days old. Panda babies have a high mortality rate, and the zoo said it won't consider them in the clear until they are six months old.

Three More Bears

Pandas in Captivity

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About 1,600 pandas live in the wild and 300 live in captivity, according to 2004 counts. The species is facing habitat loss in its mountain home in southwestern China.

Growing Up

Growing Panda Bears

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The triplets in China are only two weeks old, but panda cubs usually learn to crawl by week 10 and can typically walk by the time they reach 21 weeks of age. Cubs begin eating bamboo at between seven and nine months of age.