Panda bears are big, gorgeous creatures which leave many animal lovers across the whole world fascinated. It’s not daily that we get a sneak peek into their lives – but some fortunate folks actually get the chance 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 which was founded in 1987 whose main focus is on pandas and other rare animals.
Considering the fact that a lot of the work is scientific at the facility, there are also small behind the scene moments which are interesting to watch as well.
One particular clip which has 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.
A worker from the Chengdu Research Base is in the same room doing her work, but doesn’t seem to be too concerned that the baby is loose. She fiddles with a hose not paying that much attention to the small thing.
However, there’s another figure in the room who does seem concerned that Cheng Lan isn’t where he should be. Unsurprisingly, – it’s his mother!
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 isn’t any slight chance that 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 there just watching Cheng Lan who’s simply moving at a snail speed. But because of the fact that she can’t get to him, maybe she’s thinking, “Come on worker lady? A little hand here?”
At last, as if the lady can sense Cheng Da’s concern, she goes and swoops up the cub. Afterwards, she takes him and pushes him through the bars into the pen (so that gets us thinking that that’s how he got out in the first place probably).
Cheng Da is right there patientlywaiting for the cub. The second that the worker pushes him in, she takes over and grabs him by his fur. It’s as if you can almost hear the saying… Oooh, oooh, you’re in trouble!
The mom panda afterwards drags her “naughty” son to the back of the cage and sits with her back towards the camera. At this point, you are no longer able to see little Cheng Lan.
Now, it’s not obvious as to what happened after that – but people have left some pretty funny comments replyinf to the viral scene, which seems pretty 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 small peek at what their dialog must have gone like.
“baby : mom, look I am exploring the world
Mom : now explore the corner”
Coldstreamer957 brought up a line which sounds 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 has been viewed over 18 million times by people from all around the world ! Play the video down below if you want to see it for yourself.