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Pandacam blues? Get your panda fix in Chengdu

pandacropThe US government shutdown has had an unfortunate casualty – the National Zoo’s much loved Pandacam has gone dark. Panda lovers – never fear – you can catch up on all the panda action at the Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding in Chengdu.

Since China does nothing in a small way – here you will have the benefit of 28 cameras in 5 different locations! All panda action, all the time.

And if you’re already in China,  you can turn on a new television channel dedicated to 24/7 coverage of these leisurely animals. Eating, sleeping, eating some more…they truly live up to the literal translation of their Chinese name 大熊猫 daxiongmao or “giant bear cat.”

You can read all about pandas, visiting the research base, and the other enticements of Chengdu in China Tea Leaves Chengdu travel guide – coming very soon to the iBooks Store.