Although giant pandas spend most of the day eating and sleeping, they love to climb and play. Here a year-old cub explores the treetops in an enclosure at the Wolong center of the China Conservation and Research Center for the Giant Panda, where captive-bred pandas are trained to live in the wild. If the animal passes tests to gauge its survival skills and instincts, it will be released into the mountains.By Ami Vitale
Today Canada and I got into an argument about which is cuter: polar bears or pandas. (The answer is OBVIOUSLY pandas of course.) His polar bear was cute, but my panda was cuter. We argued for a few hours, and then Russia came over and said that BROWN BEARS were the cutest. We disagreed of course, but then again neither of us wanted to argue with Russia, so we just dropped the topic.