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    Default Panda playtime as giant bears enjoy a snowy winter wonderland

    Life for panda bears isn't just about eating bamboo all day.



    Occasionally there's the chance to relax, as these enchanting pictures show.
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    High and mighty: A panda nestles among the trees as he surveys the winter wonderland of China's Wolong National Park



    This is a rare treat for these animals being looked after at the Giant Panda Breeding Centre in Wolong National Park, in China's Sichuan province, where 128 of the world's total 1,600 panda population live.



    The 500,000-acre reserve, opened in the early 1980s with funding from the World Wildlife Fund, cares for bears born in captivity and those that have become lost or injured in the wild and are unable to survive unaided. Scroll down for more ...
    Just hanging around: Playtime for this youngster in a pine tree

    Who needs a sledge? A giant panda falls head over heels for the snowy slopes



    A breeding programme has resulted in 66 cubs, and zoologists believe that numbers of the endangered species are slowly increasing.
    Most Wolong pandas live in individual enclosures and some are released back into the wild - making the transition into semi-natural areas before being set free.
    Bearing all: Time for a gentle snooze after a good meal



    Panda playtime as giant bears enjoy a snowy winter wonderland | the Daily Mail

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    Those pics are so cute
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    This is where I'm going!!! Thanks for posting, Honey!! They are the clowns of the animal kingdom!!

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    ^ Lucky! I knew you would love the pics

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    oh boy i just love panda bears!
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    So cute...The pics in the tree are awesome!!
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    I love pandas!

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    the first pic is so cute, the panda looks so happy

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    beautiful pics. Pandas are so incredible! the first time I saw one in person, I got all teary. It was so beautiful, it didn't look real!

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