Monday, September 11, 2006

Panda Power!

SICHUAN, China -- One zoo in southwest China has its hands full with 16 baby pandas. The Sichuan Wolong Panda Protection and Breed Center is dealing with the results of a breeding boom -- 16 pandas have been born since July, 2005. The brood includes five sets of twins. The cubs are weighed and measured every five days by a special panda nurse.

The heaviest tips the scale at just over 24 pounds, while the lightest weighs about 11 pounds.

Rest is good.

Abby and Catherine, with a panda in the background, from our trip to the Panda facility in the past. Abby is now a student at Pitt!

1 comment:

Mark Rauterkus said...

Public garden and art.'