12/08/2010 6:00 PM ET |
Filed under: Panda
Scientists dressed up as pandas in China's Wolong Panda Reserve to release some cubs into the wild.
Workers dressed in panda costumes to minimize human contact with real pandas returning from captivity. You can never be too careful!
The giant panda population is seriously endangered. Their natural habitat has shrunk nearly 50%. This reserve in China is a protected area and conservationists have been making headway. They now have about 300 pandas at the breeding center!
[Image via WENN.]
Tags: china, conservation, costumes, endangered, panda, scientists