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Oh my goodness Pandas are soooo cute!


As we were only in the area for short time we were no longer able to volunteer and work with the pandas at the centre as constant change of people working close with them could be affecting their breeding as they have not had any Giant Panda cubs for 3 years. We were still able to take a look around at the conservation project and see all the other rescued animals at the centre including a beautiful snow leopard...


but my new favourites are the little Red Pandas!


I was not a fan of the spiders though!


There are estimated to be only 2000 Giant Pandas left in the world with 1500 in the wild in China. At the conservation project they have 8 giant pandas including the very rare brown giant panda and only 5 brown ones have ever been recorded.


Each panda has its own enclosure with plenty of foliage and the centre is in the process of building even larger ones for them to move in to. Then the Asiatic moon bears they have can move into the old panda ones. After being on my project in Namibia tracking elephants in their natural environment this was very different. Although I am not a fan of seeing animals in cages it's important to remember that they are doing the best with what they have and working to preserve these animals for the future.



Posted by doyledan 06:22 Archived in China

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