Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Giant Pandas (Day 5)

The giant pandas at the San Diego Zoo were so beautiful. And, as with the rest of the zoo, the animals seemed well taken care of.
First of all, there was this sign at the entrance. And, people were very respectful and quiet. In fact, on our bus tour the guide told us that she would have to be off the microphone while driving by the pandas - and that she couldn't even use the brakes because the sound would bother the pandas. There were ropes up for long lines, but we were able to get right in.

There were 3 pandas all together - 1 in the first enclosure and 2 in the second. As you walk by the pandas, there are 2 lines - 1 in the front and 1 in the back. But, the back row is higher so you can see over the other people. First, you walk in the lower, closer line and then you "snake around" to the back, higher level. There is a lady speaking very quietly on a microphone telling you about the pandas. (And, I am sure she is there to make sure people stay quiet, too.)
The pandas looked so cuddly!
This panda was lounging in a hammock.
We watched this giant panda eating a snack - bamboo, of course!


Rhonda said...

Wow! They are just beautiful and your picture sure does them justice. Great photos! My fav is the one in the hammock. That is just too funny!

Michelle said...

I love the panda pics. They are such beautiful creatures.

Anonymous said...

Great pictures! I'll have to be sure to show them to Grace. She's doing a research paper on the giant pandas.

Robin said...

*Sigh* Oh, I love pandas. Your photos are just brilliant. I absolutely adore the one of the panda in the hammock. So cute!

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