When Do Pandas Get Their Eye Patches? / by Pandas International
If you’re a pirate, you have to earn your eye patch. Pandas get theirs automatically at about 1 week of age. This video from the Smithsonian National Zoo, featuring Bao Bao, explains. And happy belated birthday to Bao Bao, who turned 1 in August and celebrated with a decadent cake made of frozen diluted apple juice — great for eating AND climbing!

Stop in and see some of Bao Bao’s distant relatives on HD live cam and share your favorite snapshots in the comments. We’ll pick the top 5 each week and share them on the explore blog.

When Do Pandas Get Their Eye Patches? / by Pandas International

If you’re a pirate, you have to earn your eye patch. Pandas get theirs automatically at about 1 week of age. This video from the Smithsonian National Zoo, featuring Bao Bao, explains. And happy belated birthday to Bao Bao, who turned 1 in August and celebrated with a decadent cake made of frozen diluted apple juice — great for eating AND climbing!
Stop in and see some of Bao Bao’s distant relatives on HD live cam and share your favorite snapshots in the comments. We’ll pick the top 5 each week and share them on the explore blog.

Posted 2 weeks ago

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Top 5 Giant Panda Snapshots 
Some great snapshots this week! Check these out, and go grab your own on the live cams. (Snapshot above by viewer Wojodog1-Greensboro, N.C.)

Top 5 Giant Panda Snapshots 

Some great snapshots this week! Check these out, and go grab your own on the live cams. (Snapshot above by viewer Wojodog1-Greensboro, N.C.)

Posted 2 weeks ago

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Triple the Pandas, Triple the Cute! / by Pandas International
It’s cubbie season and our hearts are all aflutter with the arrivals of new panda cubs. Particularly fun to watch are Ju Xiao’s triplets, who are looking more like pandas every time we see an update. Check out this recent photo, and visit the big pandas on HD live cam. 

Triple the Pandas, Triple the Cute! / by Pandas International

It’s cubbie season and our hearts are all aflutter with the arrivals of new panda cubs. Particularly fun to watch are Ju Xiao’s triplets, who are looking more like pandas every time we see an update. Check out this recent photo, and visit the big pandas on HD live cam. 

Posted 1 month ago

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Top 5 Photos of the Week 
We had a lot of contributors this week, grabbing some great snapshots of our beloved Giant Pandas doing what they do. Check out this week’s highlights, and keep the snapshots coming! Don’t forget to join our caption contest — we’ll announce the winner next week. (Snapshot above by viewer violet77.)

Top 5 Photos of the Week 

We had a lot of contributors this week, grabbing some great snapshots of our beloved Giant Pandas doing what they do. Check out this week’s highlights, and keep the snapshots coming! Don’t forget to join our caption contest — we’ll announce the winner next week. (Snapshot above by viewer violet77.)

Posted 1 month ago

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Top 5 Giant Panda Photos of the Week
It’s been a foggy week on the live cams, but viewers continue to capture great moments. Enjoy the panda cams and grab a few snapshots of your own — yours might show up in our top 5 next week! (snapshot above by viewer Copaz-NJ.)

Top 5 Giant Panda Photos of the Week

It’s been a foggy week on the live cams, but viewers continue to capture great moments. Enjoy the panda cams and grab a few snapshots of your own — yours might show up in our top 5 next week! (snapshot above by viewer Copaz-NJ.)

Posted 1 month ago

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