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Last Updated: Friday September 29 2006 16:07 GMT

In pictures: Baby pandas grow up

All these pandas were born this summer at the Chengdu Giant Panda Breeding and Research Center in Chengdu in China's Sichuan province!

All these pandas were born this summer at the Chengdu Giant Panda Breeding and Research Center. That's a massive nine new baby bears!

The babies - seen here with their carers are all between two weeks and two months old now. They're part of a special breeding programme to help the endangered species survive

The babies - seen here with their carers - are all between two weeks and two months old now. They're part of a special breeding programme to help the endangered species survive

The cute cubs will make their first appearance in front of the public on Sunday, which is China's National Day

The cute cubs will make their first appearance in front of the public on Sunday, which is China's National Day

The panda is one of the world's rarest animals. A recent study found there are less than 1,600 left in the wild

The panda is one of the world's rarest animals. A recent study found there are less than 1,600 left in the wild