Chengdu – Panda Base

Sunday was a free day from Kung Fu training and Pandas are 7.5 km from my home, I decided to walk to there in the morning.
Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding

Best time to visit is early in the morning (7.30 am) because 10 am arrive too many tourist groups.

Nice and quiet in the morning, but it doesn’t take long to hear noisy tourists
It’s really common to see that nobody cares about these signs that tell you not walk here!

There comes a celebrity.

Tough to be a celebrity, same thing every morning
This Panda looks like it is thinking, “again those monkeys stare at me, If I do not look at them, maybe they will go away”.
That’s how relaxed part Panda can enjoy a breakfast

Giant pandas are loners and here they are forced to be with other Pandas.

Giant pandas are loners and here they are forced to be with other Pandas
This one way how to sleep
Panda bear baby

Another Panda’s here are Red Panda’s, they are smaller and living areas look better what big Pandas have. They can really hide from people if they want to, a few times I am not able to see them at all.

Do you see the Red Panda?

These seem to be curious to look at us or maybe they just wait for food
They have a good balance to able stand like this
Pandas feeding time and right away one Panda stands up to ask for food.
Newborn cubs do not have a stripe on their face or tail. 15-20 days, stripes begin to appear. They can live 10 years in captivity.

They say this is not a Zoo, that this is Panda research center and goal are save Panda bears. I still see it that looks like a Zoo!

When you visit here and read more about this save the Pandas, then you start to wonder if the main goal is to make money using Panda bears and only a fraction of money goes to save Pandas.

Panda cubs are routinely returned to China when they turn 2 years old. Every time China has sent a panda to a foreign zoo in the past 10+ years, they have required an agreement that China owns the panda and its offspring.
Giant pandas are loners. They dislike being around other pandas so much that they have a heightened sense of smell that lets them know when another panda is nearby so it can be avoided, according to the National Geographic.

  • Over 3.5 million visitors per year, that’s a lot of noisy tourist groups.
  • Pandas do not have a lot of places where they can be in peace if they want.
  • I expected Pandas living area to be much bigger!
  • All Panda’s need to returned to China when they turn 2 years old!
    How can this be right? If the Pandas living environment is great in the Zoo and they are accustomed or even born there, then why they are forced back to China, where they will have a different living environment!
  • Pandas are loners and here they are forced to live with other Pandas!
  • Another Panda Base is 70 km away, where you can even pay that they bring Panda to sit on a chair next to you and you get pictures with Panda!

I don’t like it! Should not bring animals for shooting pictures with anyone! What people think these days, that animals are just decorations to use on social media to show off that you have been with them.

What do you think? Save Panda’s first or is this plan make money using Pandas and then maybe save them because if you keep those Pandas in zoos all over the world, then more people can see them easily and that way can get even more donation to save Pandas.

Here is also a swan lake without the swans

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When you come near (like me) or over 50 years, remember that age is just numbers, be brave and go on an adventure! I still looking for new adventures and purpose of the life, even though to be a Father of 4 and Grandfather of 2 children’s is already a lifelong adventure.

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