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Published:December 15th, 2014 15:31 EST

Viral Video: Panda Cub Doesn't Want Keeper to Leave

By Robert Paul Reyes

"A video from the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda breeding shows footage from a surveillance camera in a panda cage in the China based institution. Filmed on August 12th, the pictures show a keeper trying to bring two Pandas back into their cage but ending up with one of the animals clinging to his leg. "


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Let me preface my remarks by pointing out that it`s sad to see pandas locked up in a cage, but I must stress that this is not a zoo.

This research facility in China rescues pandas that would have died in the wild, and they release them back into the wild when they are older and in good health.

I don`t like the concept of zoos, the only animal who should be locked up in a cage is a human animal who has committed crimes.

The only zoo I endorse is the kind where the animals roam free in huge fenced in areas, and people observe them from the safety of vehicles.

Having said all that it`s heartwarming to see the bond that pandas develop with their handlers. Those pandas are so cute and cuddly that I wouldn`t mind being locked up with them.

Is there a creature more adorable than a panda?

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