A newborn male panda cub is seen near the hand of its feeder at the Wolong Giant Panda Protection Center on August 23, 2006. Giant panda Xi Mei gave birth to a pair of twins 11 days earlier.
A giant panda sits in a tree at a panda breeding center in Dujiangyan, Sichuan province, on January 11, 2012. The giant panda is among six young giant pandas which were bred in captivity and were released as a group of “pioneers” into an enclosed forest in Sichuan province. The release is the first step of a project aiming to help the endangered species to adapt to the wild environment and eventually survive in the wild.
A giant panda sits in a tree at the new base of the China Conservation and Research Center for the Giant Panda in Wolong, Sichuan Province, on October 30, 2012.