We got an early start to go see the pandas. Nora took us to the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda breeding. They are trying to breed and care for the pandas to increase the Panda population. I can't remember the exact numbers but ballpark, there were less than 1000 pandas left in the world and now they have almost doubled their population.
You can see an example of the thick fog around Chengdu. The same fog that delayed our Gotcha moment a few hours...
|Mommy and Daddy with three of our four boys. Can't wait to be home with the other kids and be united as a family of EIGHT!|
|We learned that Pandas are kind of lazy. The older they get the more energy they need to conserve. They eat mostly bamboo. It takes a lot of bamboo to get them the nutrients that they need. So they aren't very active.|
|We all thought that this Panda looked like "Po" from the movie Kung Fu Panda|
|Aren't they cute and cuddly! The Pandas behind them are too bad either!|
|The younger pandas are much more active and a lot more fun to watch. Kinda like humans!|
|I can't read this picture very well but I think this is the Panda that has a birthday almost the same as Hudson.|
|Here is a Red Panda up in a tree above us... honestly I was a little creeped out!|