The Chinese take their surroundings very seriously and throughout their cities, parks, public places etc, are dedicated workers with their brooms ensuring the whole areas under their control is kept clean. This lady stopped, raised her head for a snap shot and gently smiled before resuming her duty.
An adult Male Giant Panda (the largest and oldest in the Base) resting comfortably in a tree and in a very large habitat. Would not leave his comfort for a close up shot.
He tried to move and scratch his back, but would not go down for a size evaluation..
Fact check: Gifts of giant pandas to American and Japanese zoos formed an important part of the diplomacy of the People’s Republic of China in the 1970s, as it marked some of the first cultural exchanges between the PRC and the West. This practice has been termed “panda diplomacy”. By 1984, however, pandas were no longer given as gifts. Instead, the PRC began to offer pandas to other nations only on 10-year loans, under terms including a fee of up to US$1,000,000 per year and a provision that any cubs born during the loan are the property of the PRC.
This panda might be four years old and forage solo in his enclosure.
A great number of plants and as many as ten thousand clumps of bamboos and bushes have been cultivated to provide for the animals’ diet and habitat.
And this is what these gentle creatures do most of the time: sit, relax and eat among other things, their favorite pastime. The research center has dedicated different sites for the Pandas based on their size and age. Here, we are looking at a three years old Panda, if my memory serves me well.
A good yawning before napping.
Now time to eat… en route.
Giant Pandas are luxuriant black and white fur patterns to a large extent. Other species such as the Qinling Panda have a light-brown and white fur pattern. I find it fitting to show him in this post in his original shade.
One cannot visit Chengdu and miss the opportunity to witness this Research Base which serves as a sanctuary for these beautiful animals. It is the only one of its kind in the world. Giant Pandas are naturally solitary animals and live mostly in Bamboo forests in the high mountains. The first two on the tree are considered juvenile Pandas of less than a year.
Juvenile Panda climbing a tree.
A more mature Panda.
Entrance of the Panda Research Center.
This world -renowned ecological conservation base occupies an area of hectares for the protection of the Giant Panda as well as the Red Panda. I was not aware of their existence until I saw them, which I will post at a later occasion.
With such a populated city, Chengdu needs lots of housing developments to satisfy the ever increasing population boom.
Early flight from Xian to the city of Chengdu, known primarily for three distinct facts:its spicy Sichuan cuisine, and according to our female guide, spicy girls and the famous Panda Bears, its most relaxed local celebrities.
Over 15 millions inhabitants live in this municipality from latest census. Chengdu is the fifth-most populous agglomeration in China,heavily populated and is one of the most important economic, financial, commercial, cultural, transportation, and communication centers in Western China. Some of China’s most important literature and fine arts comes from Chengdu.