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09/29/2010 01:25 pm ET Updated May 25, 2011

Panda Ambassador Contest: China Searches For The World's Best 'Pambassadors' To Raise Awareness Of Endangered Species (VIDEO)

Al Jazeera reports from China in this video, where they are gearing up to name the six winners of their global contest searching for the very best "panda ambassadors," or as they like to call them, "pambassadors."

The finalists from around the world have been flown to China for the last round, where their love for pandas is truly put to the test, as cleaning up the animals waste becomes a part of their duties.

French contestant David Algranti describes pandas as "the epitome of cuteness." Jennifer Croes, a contestant from Australia, confesses that although the work is fun, it is also serious. "There's no chance for a beer," she jokes to Al Jazeera.

According to Al Jazeera, the contest is being held to "raise awareness of the challenges of protecting an endangered species, and with the hope that people will better value the environment." Only 1,600 pandas are estimated to remain in the wild.

The six "pambassador" winners will be given the rare opportunity to witness a panda birth and spend time with the baby pandas.

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