Nightly News   |  September 29, 2011

Cuter by the dozen: baby pandas snuggle

Twelve panda babies made their debut at a research center in China’s southwestern province of Sichuan on Monday. They were all born this year from eight different litters. NBC’s Brian Williams reports.

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>>> of people nominated this for the coziest scene they had seen in a long time. 12 pandas, all born this year, on display for the first time at the giant panda breeding center in southwest china . cuteness aside, this facility is playing such an important role in increasing the panda population. there are 108 of the endangered animals there now. that's up from six rescued wild pandas that they started with back in 1987 .