You can now watch the first live stream of four giant panda cubs together at once, thanks to explore.org’s newest webcam. The video feed follows the youngsters, who are all under 2 years old, as they investigate their habitat and play with one another at the Bifengxia Panda Center, the world’s largest facility for preserving and re-introducing the species to the wild.
The webcam at the base in China provides an unprecedented view into the early stages of the endangered bears, and it allows viewers to connect not only with nature, but also with several panda experts who are available to answer questions.
The bears, Zhichun ("Spring"), Qingshan ("Green Mountain"), Zhaoyang ("Morning Sun") and Ao'Ao ("Pride") can be viewed daily from 7 p.m. to 3 a.m. EST. You can watch highlights of the panda cubs’ latest antics at all times here.
This live stream is explore.org’s third video feed of giant pandas — the other two cameras follow four pandas that were born in 2009 at the Bifengxia Panda Base.
With fewer than 1,600 giant pandas remaining on Earth, explore.org founder Charlie Annenberg says the newest live stream is a powerful way to educate people about the plight of these animals and to inspire them to live more sustainable lifestyles.
“There is something magical and inspiring about watching panda cubs interact with each other in real-time. The hope is that by viewing these cams, people will develop deeper emotional connections not just to the bears, but also to the planet,” he said in a press release.