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Cute, cuddly, panda cubs sleeping at nursery in China

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A group of giant panda cubs nap at a nursery in the research base of the Giant Panda Breeding Centre in Chengdu, in southwest China's Sichuan province on Sept. 26. China has launched its once-a-decade panda census, trying to determine how many of the endangered animals live in the wild amid efforts to boost numbers. The census -- the fourth since it was first launched in the 1970s -- is also expected to ascertain pandas' living conditions, ages and any change in habitat.

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Updated: New video of the panda cubs below.

A dozen panda cubs born to China's Giant Panda Breeding Center at Chengdu make their debut in the nursery of the research base. TODAY.com's Dara Brown reports.