A toal of 23 giant panda cubs have been born this year at the Giant Panda Conservation and Research Centres in China and abroad. The babies include 16 born at the Bifengxia Base, four in the Wolong Base, one in Guangdong, one in the United States and one in Malaysia…
A total of 13 giant panda cubs born this year appeared together including six pairs of twin pandas
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3-year-old Chinese boy swims with white whale in east China

Yang Yang, 3, kisses a 5-year-old white whale in the water at Qingdao Polar Ocean World in Qingdao city, east Chinas Shandong province 2 June 2006. Yang Yang began to learn swimming when he was less than one year old. He can perform breast stroke, butterfly stroke, backstroke and even rolling in the water as white whales do. Yang Yang was trained to swim with a white whale by trainers at Qingdao Polar Ocean World for several days and now he can swim with the white whale at will in the water.

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Qingdao, Shandong, China