14 Baby Pandas Snuggling On A Bed? Yes, Please.
If you've never seen 14 baby pandas sitting on a bed, here's your chance.
In the PBS series "Earth: A New Wild," which premieres Wednesday, conservationist M. Sanjayan travels the world to look at all sorts of wild critters.
... or 14 baby pandas.(PBS/YouTube)
Or, you know, just a guy dressed up like a panda collecting bamboo.(PBS/YouTube)
But mostly pandas.(PBS/YouTube)
There were so many pandas that when Sanjayan walks in to the nursery, his hands are pressed together to obscure a giant smile - the universal sign for, "Cripes, would you look at all the pandas in this room!"(PBS/YouTube)
The scene takes place at the China Conservation & Research Centre for the Giant Panda in Sichuan province. Sanjayan told Mashable that the "Chinese have now cracked the code on how to breed [pandas]. And actually how [to] take a captive-born animal and put it back in the wild, which is really the holy grail of re-wilding."
Cracking the breeding code, so to speak, couldn't have come at a better time. The population of endangered pandas, according to the International Union for the Conservation of Nature, numbers in the thousands and continues to fall.
Check out the whole trailer here: