Take a quick look at this heartwarming clip and you could be forgiven for thinking you were witnessing a mother panda nursing her young cubs.
But in reality this is a wildlife reserve keeper wearing a panda costume scented with bear urine in an attempt to mirror the conditions it would encounter in the wild.
Video footage shows the adorable cubs race to the keeper wearing the special suit and clamber all over him at the Wolong National Nature Reserve in China.
The Wolong National Nature Reserve is different from a zoo in that it attempts to create an environment as close as possible to what the animals would encounter in the wild – with minimal human interaction.
The worker is dressed in full panda gear and in preparation for the cubs to be released.
The keeper – easily identified by his costume’s slightly cleaner fur – rolls around in the grass with …
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