I think it's fair to say that zoos in China do not have the best reputation. For example, you can buy chickens and even cows to let loose into the lion's cages and watch the feeding frenzy begin.
This panda centre is excellent. It is set in a large amount of woodland and specialises in breeding programmes.
All of the guidebooks say get there early while they are still eating otherwise they become lifeless and shy. This is certainly something we would echo. By the time we had walked round a bit the main adult panda area was much quieter than when first got there and they were filling their faces.
As well as the giant pandas they also have some much smaller, fox like, red pandas too.
This will be a blog about my latest shots and what I liked or was trying to do with them
I am a teacher of Economics and have worked in various schools in Europe & Asia. One of the things I love doing is getting out and about with my camera.