Bored panda – Panda raises in nursery has had enough of being looked after
By Jamie Smith
This panda has totally had enough of being looked after – as he can be seen looking bored slumped in a tree.
The conservation in Sichuan, China, helps to raise the endangered species in a nursery by giving them constant care and affection.
But this certain panda has definitely had enough and in fact looks boredof all of the fuss.
However the baby panda’s are more enthusiastic and, in between sleeping, can be seen discovering their new home.
Photographer Dafna Ben Nun, from Israel, took these shots on her visit to the nursery.
Dafna, 37, said: “These photos show month old cubs in the nursery where they are being kept and looking after for a few months until they are ready to be sent to panda centres, zoos or released into the wild.
“The cubs love to see interactions between them.
“I think it is very important to conserve the pandas, they are very territorial animals so the biggest problem after releasing them into the wild is that they can kill each other.
“China has managed to breed pandas successfully in the last few years – and even many pandas give birth to twins!
“In the wild the mum chooses one to raise and the other one dies – but they realised if they help the mum raise the cubs by taking one and swapping between them both then they will survive.