You know why you’re here.

You’re here to see 23 giant panda cubs, all of which made their public debut on Thursday in Chengdu, in the Sichuan Province of southwest China.

All the pandas were born at the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding this year, and there was good reason to celebrate.

In early September, the giant panda was reclassified from “endangered” to “vulnerable” by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). It was a decision challenged by Chinese authorities, who said the decision has come “too soon.” Read more…

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Stop what you’re doing and look at these 23 adorable giant panda cubs