Monday, August 26, 2013

pandas: The Smithsonian National Zoo, Washington, D.C.



During daylight hours, you might see panda mama Mei Xiang (may-SHONG) and her male cub, Tai Shan--whose name means "peaceful mountain"--eating bamboo or sleeping.  If you’re particularly lucky, you might even see her newest baby cub.  Take your pick of two cameras.  Warning:  they do a lot of sleeping. 


More about giant pandas. 

See the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding in China.

Watch more bears via webcam.

See more animals and locations via webcams,

More ideas for travel adventures in California and the U.S. and around the world.

image courtesy of zoo website
updated 4-5-18


Friday, August 9, 2013

sun bears: Oakland Zoo, Oakland, CA


A sun bear is believed to have been the inspiration for the literary character Winnie the Pooh. Sun bears are the world's smallest bear species.  More about sun bears.

More about the Oakland Zoo.


Watch more bears via webcam.

See more animals and locations via webcams,

More ideas for travel adventures in California and the U.S. and around the world.

image courtesy of website