Panda bears are big, beautiful creatures that leave many animal lovers around the world fascinated. It’s not every day we get a peek into their lives – but some lucky folks actually get to interact with them on a daily basis.
The Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding is a non-profit organization located in Chengdu, Sichuan, China. It’s a conservation, research, breeding and education base founded in 1987 that focuses on pandas and other rare animals.
While a lot of the work is scientific at the facility, there are also little behind the scene moments that are interesting to watch as well.
One clip that’s spread like wildfire across the internet involves a cub that’s wandering free outside of his cage. Cheng Lan is the name of the adorable creature and he can be seen taking itty-bitty steps on the concrete floor.
An employee from the Chengdu Research Base is in the same room doing her work, but doesn’t seem too concerned that the baby is loose. She fiddles with a hose without paying much attention to the tiny thing.
Yet, there’s another figure in the room who does seem concerned that Cheng Lan isn’t where he should be. By no surprise, – it’s his mom!
Cheng Da is behind the metal bars of her pen when she zeros in on the cub. She heads down to the end of the cage to try and reach her son, but being an adult female, there’s no way she’s getting through the bar openings.
According to National Geographic, the average giant panda will eat 12 hours a day and needs to consume 28-lbs of bamboo to meet dietary needs. They’ll also occasionally eat rodents or birds too.
Mama panda Cheng Da stands watching Cheng Lan who’s only moving at a snail speed. But since she can’t get to him, perhaps she’s thinking, “Come on worker lady? A little hand here?”
Finally, as if the woman can sense Cheng Da’s concern, she goes and swoops up the cub. She then takes him and pushes him through the bars into the pen (so maybe that’s how he got out in the first place).
Cheng Da is right there waiting for the cub. As soon as the worker pushes him in, she takes over and grabs him by his fur. It’s as if you can almost hear… Oooh, oooh, you’re in trouble!
The mom panda then drags her “naughty” son to the back of the cage and sits with her back towards the camera. At this point, you can no longer see little Cheng Lan.
Now, it’s unclear what happened after that – but people have left some pretty hilarious comments in response to the viral scene, which seems relatable to parenting.
reBel XD wrote:
“she’s like “how many times i have to tell u not to play outside when they’re cleaning”
YouTube user, Papori B., gave us a look at what their dialog must have been like.
“baby : mom, look I am exploring the world
Mom : now explore the corner”
Coldstreamer957 brought up a line that’s very familiar to many.
“You could just make out as mom was dragging him, “just you wait till your dad gets home!” And the cub says “but moooooooommmmmmmmm!”
The video’s been watched more than 19 million times by people across the globe! Press play below to see it for yourself.
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