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Panda overload! 14 cute babies cuddle in a crib

Sep. 23, 2013 at 5:58 PM ET

Giant panda cubs lie in a crib at Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding in Chengdu, Sichuan province, September 23, 2013. Fourteen new joiners...
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Giant panda cubs lie in a crib at Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding in Chengdu, Sichuan province, September 23, 2013.

It could be the photo that’s so cute it breaks the Internet: 14 baby pandas cuddling in a giant crib.

An adorable series of images of more than a dozen artificially bred panda cubs was released Monday from the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding in China.

A breeder puts a giant panda cub into a crib at Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding in Chengdu, Sichuan province, September 23, 2013. Fourte...
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A breeder puts a giant panda cub into a crib at Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding in Chengdu, Sichuan province, on September 23, 2013.

The giant panda, an endangered species, is native to China, and biologists and zoologists in the world’s most populous country have worked to make sure the adorable animals don’t go extinct. Roughly 80 percent of the approximately 1,000 pandas left in the world live in Sichuan province, where Chengdu is located.

The panda cubs in the photos were born between July and September, and this marks the first time they were put together as a group since they were born.

Video: A group of artificially bred panda cubs have been put together for the first time since their births. The 14 panda cubs, born between July and September are being raised in two delivery rooms in the Chengdu Giant Panda Breeding and Research Base.

Chengdu seems to debut several pandas at a time to keep press to a minimum (and cuteness to a maximum).

In October of last year, a group of seven panda cubs sleeping in the same pink-sheeted crib was captured on the Chengdu Research Base’s live camera feed.

Staff lay panda cubs on a bed for members of the public to view at Chengdu Research Base for Giant Panda Breeding on September 23, 2013 in Chengdu, Sichuan Province of China.
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Staff lay panda cubs on a bed for members of the public to view at Chengdu Research Base for Giant Panda Breeding on September 23, 2013 in Chengdu, Sichuan Province of China.

But here’s the best thing about these too-cute-for-words photos: it’s actually possible for tourists to go and visit these little guys in person. There are tours available in English, Chinese, and Japanese, but you’ll need to book far in advance.

Giant panda cubs lie in a crib at Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding in Chengdu, Sichuan province, September 23, 2013.
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Giant panda cubs lie in a crib at Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding in Chengdu, Sichuan province, September 23, 2013.

The money from tourist visits and donations to the facility' s research fund helps maintain, among other things, the livestreams of pandas throughout the facility.

24/7 baby pandas? Yes, please.

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