Happy beary Chinese New Year: 23 squirming panda cubs poses for greeting in China
Breeders hold baby giant pandas as they pose for pictures ahead of the Spring Festival in Chengdu, Sichuan province, China, January 20, 2017. Reuters

On the occasion of the upcoming Chinese New Year, 23 giant panda cubs posed for a greeting on Friday at a breeding base in the south-western Chinese city of Chengdu, Xinhua news agency reported.

The news agency said all the fury bears were born in the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding in 2016. The cubs were seen squirming and waving in front of a giant board written with "Happy Spring Festival", while each of them were held by its own keeper.

"They are all in very good health," Wu Kongju, head of the management department of the breeding base, was quoted as saying by Xinhua.

The year 2017 marks the 30th anniversary of the breeding base that has bred 243 giant panda cubs, since it was established. Out of those cubs, 176 giant panda cubs still survive.