I'm given some VIP access to the Panda Breeding Center in Chengdu and Joni and I head there for the day.
Joni stands in front of the Panda sculpture near the entrance.
The roads of the park are lined with bamboo "forests." Most of the natural forests in this area have been wiped clean, thus the reason pandas are endangered. Bamboo is the only natural food for the Panda. Although some bamboo is grown on-site, most is shipped in from outside of Chengdu. The Breeding Center's panda diets are supplemented with domestic fruits and vegetables.
In the incubation room with the newborn pandas.
When this worker tries to clean up the dry bamboo leaves, this young pandas keeps stealing his rake and playing with it. Cool job, huh?
This panda is on the move.
Adult panda, eats, shoots, leaves.