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Sunday, December 18, 2011

Panda Sanctuary

The Panda Sanctuary in the city of Chengdu in Sichuan Province is worth a visit if only to view the antics of the cute pandas. However this place is more than just a sanctuary. It is a research base for the breeding of the Giant Panda. This world-renowned ecological conservation base received the "Global 500" Award from the United Nations Environment Programme in 1995.

It occupies an area of 100 hectares. Apart from their main objective of conservation of wildlife, at the base, the focus is also on the conservation of natural habitats. The whole area is landscaped with 400 kinds of trees including many species of bamboo which also serve as food for the panda bears. Besides bamboo, they are also served bread baked in the Panda Kitchen! Baby pandas are bottle-fed until they are old enough to be weaned.

The babies...having their nap in the shade.

These teenagers below are enjoying their panda bread.

They are surprisingly sure-footed up in the tree.

This is the shot I want to show off to Rachel of 'And Then, She Snapped'!

(A cinquain for poetry picnic, week 18 and for Poets Rally Week 58)

the december of their days

december days
your wildness forgotten
cradled in bamboo sanctuary


Linking to:
Thursday Poets Rally (Week 58)
Poetry Picnic (Prompt - December, Wildness)
Camera Critters
Show Off Your Shot
Macro Monday