Video: 14 artificially-bred giant panda cubs make debut in China

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 26 September, 2013, 1:00pm
UPDATED : Thursday, 26 September, 2013, 3:02pm

A group of 14 giant panda cubs, born between July and September this year, made their first public appearance in China's Sichuan province on Monday.

The baby pandas were artificially bred in the Chengdu Giant Panda Breeding and Research Center in Chengdu city. They are currently being raised in two delivery rooms.

The heaviest panda cub is named Meng Meng and weighs around 4 kilograms. The lightest is called Ya Yi and weighs about 0.6 kilograms.

The centre has bred 20 pandas this year, 17 have survived.