One of the most endangered animals on earth, there are over 80 Pandas being bred and reared here, in surroundings recreated to resemble their natural habitat. We saw babies in incubators, you can see in the photograph below the back end of a baby with it's head covered, this is because they tend to thrash about and don't settle if they heads are not covered.
Slightly older babies are kept in cots in the nursery
Pandas can't walk until they are a few months old which is why the nurse in the film is moving them about. Adolescents live together, eating and socialising.
The breeding centre also has Red Pandas, which I think look more like racoons.
We made our way back to the hotel for a short rest and a quick freshen up and change for dinner at another traditional Chinese Restaurant. This time dinner consisted of lots of different Dim Sum and MWM even tried a local delicacy - rabbit's head! He had to hold it in one hand and pick the meat off the skull with the other, including the brain inside! I know YUK! He said it was quite tasty. I couldn't believe he tried it, this man that heaves at the thought of mashed potato!!!!
Another busy day over we looked forward to a good night's sleep back at out hotel, with it's great views
and the trip the following day to an old town and the huge Buddha carved into a mountain. I hope you'll join me for Part 3.