Wednesday, August 6, 2008


If you come to Chengdu you just have to see the panda preserve! Dan, Ethan and I drove out there this morning with our hostess, Novella Elam, of Children's Hope International.

There are only 1,000 pandas on earth and they are an endangered species. The preserve is also a breeding center and we were able to see the two new pandas born this week just hours apart and by different mothers!

Grandson, Ethan, perfected his photography skills in a kid's paradise.(How do you get a bad panda picture?) We all enjoyed hiking the paths and also discovering the red panda. They have got to be related to the ubiquitous northwest raccoon. They look alike. But, there are only 5,000 of them. There is also an incredible butterfly museum on site.

1 comment:

Aaron said...

Make sure to bring us pictures!