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reclining giant panda at panda breeding centre, chendu, china 6 by Russell Scott
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captive giant panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca), eating bamboo at the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding, or Chengdu Panda Base, located in Chengdu, Sichuan, China.

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CIA, pandas, Manchester and more — it happened today: May 23 in pictures

Former CIA Director John Brennan is reflected in a table as he prepares to testify on Capitol Hill in Washington before the House Intelligence Committee Russia Investigation Task Force; twin panda cubs, born on April 24 in captivity, are pictured in an incubator at Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding in Sichuan province, China; Susan Walton and daughter Katie, 10 (pictured), who attended the concert of Ariana Grande at the Manchester Arena, are seen in Manchester, Britain; Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) fire towards Islamic State militants during a battle in Qairawan, west of Mosul, Iraq; an Indonesian man is publicly caned for having gay sex, in Banda Aceh, Aceh province, Indonesia; a message is written on the pavement in Manchester, England, the day after the suicide attack at an Ariana Grande concert that left 22 people dead as it ended on Monday night. These are some of the photos of the day. (AP/EPA/Getty/Reuters)

Photo credits: Martinez Monsivais/AP, China Daily/Reuters, Nigel Roddis/EPA, Stringer/Reuters, Beawiharta/Reuters, Kirsty Wigglesworth/AP

See more photos of the day and our other slideshows on Yahoo News.

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Rare brown-and-white panda Qizai revels in spring

Workers at a giant panda base in northwestern China’s Qinling Mountains have photographed Qizai, a rare brown-and-white panda, frolicking in the forest.

The 6-year-old panda was moved to the base at the end of 2014, and since then, it appears as though Qizai has adapted well.

The panda has reportedly gained 15 kilograms (approx. 66 pounds) in weight over the past year and currently weighs over 105 kilograms (approx. 231 pounds), experts from the base told China News Service.

The experts also said that they are planning to find a wife for Qizai, which may help in research related to the breeding of brown-and-white pandas.

According to the base, brow-and-white giant pandas have been discovered five times in China since the first one was spotted in Foping, Shaanxi Province, in 1985. Qizai, found in 2009, was the last one to be found.

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Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding by Adrian Dutch
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23 giant panda cubs make their debut to the public at Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding on September 29, 2016 in Chengdu, China. All the 23 panda cubs were born in the base this year. (Photo by VCG/VCG via Getty Images)

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Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding by Adrian Dutch
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Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding