What on earth must this panda cub be thinking? I can't imagine that it actually believes that the two researchers are his fellow bears. Don't bears mostly rely on scent rather than sight?
China Daily / Reuters
Researchers dressed in panda costumes put a panda cub into a basket before transferring it to a new living environment at the Hetaoping Research and Conservation Center for the Giant Panda in Wolong National Nature Reserve, Sichuan province Feb. 20. The 6-month-old cub is being transferred to a bigger living environment with a higher altitude and a more complicated terrain, which marks the beginning of the second phrase of its training to reintroduce it to the wild. Researchers wear panda costumes to ensure that the cub's environment is devoid of human influence, according to local media.