🎄On the 10th day of Christmas, watch these adorable pandas at the Chengdu Giant Panda Research Base in China. 🐼 Families heading to Chengdu must stay at @templehousecdu, which pulls out all the stops for the little ones but is a nice retreat for adults too! #12daysoffamilytravel#familytravel#luxuryhotels#giantpandas
The baby giant panda again.. 😂😂😂🐼🐼🐼🐼🐼🐼🐼🐼
Scroll the photos to see the way it's sleeping on that tree!! Weird but super cute at the same time!!!! 😂😂
Can't stop laughing at the fat white butt of the second photo!! 😂😂😂
Me and the youngest giant panda (1 year old) of the base!!! Couldn't get enough of it playing, eating and bothering its mother!! 🐼🐼🐼🐼🐼
I've got so many photos of that baby to share on my stories but my time is limited today, so stay tuned...
📷 Dujiangyan panda base 🇨🇳
the power of a panda.
in the misty mountains of china, live these rare animals. deforestation and poaching made the giant pandas endangered in 1990. due to different projects protecting their habitats they are no longer endangered but are still considered vulnerable to extinction. be the change you want to see in the world.
here’s how you can help!
- use less paper/ recycle more
- sponsor a panda! 🐼
- donate to organizations that protect pandas - use recycled paper
- purchase carbon offsets (try your best to contribute less to climate change)
voiceover: ted talk- ami vitale
footage: PANDAS trailer
Gift Guide For People Who Grew Up in Toledo in the 80’s and 90’s: They remember the panda-monium that took over the city when Nan Nan and Le Le came to the Toledo Zoo and wore the commemorative giant panda t-shirt every chance they got. They loved riding the merry-go-round at the Southwyck mall and, if they were allowed to stay up that late, accompanied their parents to Moonlight Madness sales. If there was a birthday party, it better have been at Major Magic’s because they had the best band, pizza, games, and play area around. Give your friends and family the gift of nostalgia this holiday season!
Im so ecstatic to have finally met these two adorable giant pandas, Kai Kai and Jia Jia!
I reckon they have the best job in the world. They just eat, play, and sleep all day. And take note they live in a fully airconditioned giant panda forest that mimics their natural habitat.
Can I just be a panda for a day?
One of the highlights of my trip to Chengdu was a visit to the Dujiangyan Giant #Panda Base. ⠀
About 1.5 hrs outside of the city, there are less crowds here, but more importantly for me, it’s the only center currently offering a volunteer program. ⠀
There are a few dozen of us and we all don work suits and split into small groups to look after the panda enclosures. I’ve never been so happy sweeping up panda poop (mainly blobs of fibrous bamboo, not unlike chewed up sugarcane), hosing down floors and carting around bundles of #bamboo , all within feet of the beautiful creatures. ⠀
There’s an option for visitors to pay around USD 300 to sit next to a juvenile panda for 20 seconds for pictures and a quick back rub, but I’m happy spending my breaks just watching them roll around and act #cuddly . ⠀
The best part of the day comes when we get to hand feed them snacks through a fence, getting lost in those large, liquid brown eyes. ⠀
On my final day in Chengdu spent trying to uncover what makes this place the "Happiest City in China", I visit the original “Chengdu & Chill” resident, the Giant #Panda .⠀
The lushly forested #mountains surrounding #Chengdu are home to #nature reserves and scenic parks housing more than 30% of the world’s highly endangered pandas. ⠀
Within two hours of Chengdu are three places to see the pandas: the Giant Panda Breeding Center just on the outskirts of the city; the Wolong Panda Center, a UNESCO-recognized sanctuary; and Dujiangyan Panda Base, the newest of the three.⠀