Going gaga over the giant pandas April 25th 2005 Today was Melenie's most favourite day of the holiday - the day we visited the giant pandas. There are apparently on about 300 of the guys left in the world, and the Giant Panda breeding centre is one of the few places in the world where you see them in a nice open reserve chomping on bamboo (as opposed to the tiny metal cages that they are confined to in many chinese zoos).
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Asia » China For centuries China stood as a leading civilization, outpacing the rest of the world in the arts and sciences, but in the 19th and early 20th centuries, the country was beset by civil unrest, major famines, military defeats, and foreign occupation. A... ... read more