Friday, June 29, 2012
A panda chills out up in the mountains at the Chengdu Panda Base, a breeding facility for the endangered animals in south-central China. The facility is a tourist attraction (as well as scientific conservation facility) and open to the public. Unfortunately a quarantine was in place so no panda-hugging or other mammal-fondling photo-ops were allowed while I was there. The Panda Base can be visited on a day-trip from Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan Province, China. Be sure to also read my posts from Tiger Leaping Gorge in nearby Yunnan Province, China.