Panda cub tries to wake friends in in Sichuan, China

This is the heartwarming moment an adorable panda cub tries to wake up his sleeping friends to play - but they continue their slumber.

The 30-second clip was posted to the iPanda YouTube channel, which publishes 'random cute and funny moments of pandas',on 15 December.

It has since been viewed nearly 1,500 times.

The footage appears to have been shot at the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding in Sichuan, China.

Founded in 1987, it is a non-profit research and breeding facility for giant pandas and other rare animals.

The cute clip shows three black and white pandas huddled up together in an enclosure.

This is the heartwarming moment an adorable panda cub tries to wake up his sleeping friends to play at the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding in Sichuan, China

This is the heartwarming moment an adorable panda cub tries to wake up his sleeping friends to play at the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding in Sichuan, China

While two of the pandas lie top-to-toe on the floor peacefully dozing, the third can be seen clambering over them and nuzzling the pair to shake them awake

While two of the pandas lie top-to-toe on the floor peacefully dozing, the third can be seen clambering over them and nuzzling the pair to shake

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