April 27, 2014
What’s more entertaining than watching a panda playing on a slide? Watching 4 pandas playing on a slide! 🙂 (A video from the Chengdu Panda Base).
Chengdu in China has been the hometown of the giant panda — one of the world’s most endangered species – for more than 8 million years, and the Chengdu Panda Base (a not-for-profit organization) is a world-renowned breeding and research center for the giant panda. Celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2012, the Panda Base now has the largest controlled breeding population in the world — 108 giant pandas.
Panda Awareness Week highlights the work of the Chengdu Panda Base in fostering the continued growth of the giant panda population, as well as rescuing and rehabilitating pandas so they can return to the wild.
To celebrate Panda Awareness Week, 108 pandas brought panda-monium to the streets of London on the 4th, 5th, and 6th of July.
Chengdu is the capital of Sichuan Province in southwest China and maintains a unique and uncompromising commitment to panda conservation.
For more information on Chengdu and the Sichuan Province visit: http://www.gochengdu.cn/