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Beijing Zoo

We went off the the Beijing Zoo to see the Pandas. They were the first thing that we wanted to see. They were lovely, they looked just like they would sit in a corner of your bedroom like a stuffed toy. I thought they looked a little dirty in colour, probably because of winter their cages and enclosures were very bare and just dirt, no grass and no water in the water areas. Maybe in summer when the weather is nicer they play in water and keep themselves cleaner and whiter. However they were great to see. I just wanted to take one home. They have amazing teeth and jaws to chew through the bamboo. I thought the zoo looked a little neglected, windows on the enclosures were dirty and a little hard to see through. Some of the animals were in little cages with not much room, but you can see other areas where some thought has been put into creating an interesting place. Maybe it is different in summer when they come out into the bigger enclosures. I came away from the zoo feeling a little sad for the animals, such magnificent creatures being locked up.
Mike and I are feeling much more comfortable about getting around in Beijing. We collected our Passports with our Visas for India yesterday so are now looking forward to the next part of our trip.

Andiamo Patti

Posted by mike1967 16:40 Archived in China

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