Female giant panda Shin Shin eats bamboo at Tokyo’s Ueno Zoo in April.
Giant panda cubs lie on a log at the Chengdu Research Base in China.
Giant panda cub Fu Hu (meaning lucky tiger) clenches the leg of a keeper on its first birthday at the zoo in Vienna.
British State Minister for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs Jeremy Browne poses with a giant panda.
Maomao, a panda who was the inspiration behind the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games mascot JingJing, gave birth to this female cub in August.
Giant panda cubs play at the Bifengxia panda breeding centre.
Giant panda cub Fu Hu (meaning lucky tiger) and its mother Yang Yang play eat vegetables they found in parcels on Fu Hu’s first birthday at the zoo in Vienna.
A zookeeper holds up Kit and Kitty, twin red pandas born in June.
Twins panda play at the Madrid Zoo in July.
A giant panda cub lies on a log at Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding in Chengdu, China.
A giant panda hugs a cub at Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding in Chengdu, China.
An employee feeds a giant panda cub with a feeding bottle at Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding in Chengdu, China.
7 giant panda cubs lie together in a crib.
7 giant panda cubs sleep together in a crib.
panish Queen Sofia poses with twin pandas Po and De De at the Madrid Zoo & Aquarium.
A panda looks at a boy in a zoo in Japan.
Zoo-keepers dressed up as giant pandas attempt to put Cao Gen the panda cub into a basket. The panda was released into the wild as part of a program to work towards the training of pandas to live independently in the wild.
A baby panda reacts to meeting Jack Black in February.
Seven-month-old panda cub, Fu Hu, explores the outdoors for the first time at Schoenbrunn Zoo in Austria.
A panda bites the shoe of Spanish Queen Sofia.