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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

panda's
december days
your wildness forgotten
cradled in bamboo sanctuary
confined





 



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

17 comments:

  1. oh, my goodness! These are wonderful shots! The pandas are so adorable.

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  2. As I love pandas...this was such a special treat to behold!!! Each and EVERY photo.

    THE GREEN THING [and some red too]

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  3. Oh wow, I'd love to see a panda! Terrific captures.

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  4. Awwww...what sweet pandas. Great shots!

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  5. They are so cute, I would love to visit here, must tell my daughter about this place as well.
    Have a good Christmas and New Year Rosie I look forward to following you in 2012.

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  6. The Pandas are precious, each picture is better than the one before.

    On one of the news shows this week, somewhere I can't remember where it had snowed and the Pandas were having a ball rolling and playing in the snow, They loved the snow. It was just the sweetest thing watching them playing and having such a fun time in the snow.

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  7. One of God's most beautiful creations! Thanks again for sharing your travels and photographs!
    http://charleslmashburn.wordpress.com/2011/12/18/this-christmas/

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  8. Wspaniale, że jest takie miejsce, gdzie te cudowne niedźwiadki mogą spokojnie i szczęśliwie żyć. Pozdrawiam

    Great, that is a place where these wonderful bears can live peacefully and happily. Yours

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  9. aww nice pics, thanks for the journey! :)
    happy gooseberry day!!
    http://lynnaima.wordpress.com/2011/12/19/in-the-silence/

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  10. Wonderful post, beautiful all around... thank you, much appreciated, WS

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  11. Oh my they are so cute!!! thanks for the visit and Merry Christmas!
    Kim, USA

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  12. cute and entertaining,
    Happy Rally.

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  14. Hello Rosie.
    Reading this post brought a smile to my face. Pandas are like giant fur balls...so cute.
    Awesome photos!
    Thanks for sharing.

    For ref:
    Firebrand Of The Heart

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  15. Greetings:

    Hope that you have had a great Merry Christmas.

    Thanks for the delightful support along the way,

    Happy New Year.

    Share a piece of your poetry today at our poetry party today if you could.,

    Have fun!

    Sending you love and blessings.
    Cheers.

    xoxox

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