Despite the workload and responsibility, being a giant panda breeder at a zoo is something 37-year-old Kimiyo Shintani takes great pride in.

Shintani's day centers around six giant pandas, including a 4-month-old female cub, kept at the Adventure World amusement park in the small resort town of Shirahama, Wakayama Prefecture.

For both children and adults alike, the park operated by Osaka-based AWS Co. is like a dreamland as it houses around 1,400 animals from some 140 species.