Panda lovers across the world will be able to enjoy from Tuesday, live 24-hour high-definition (HD) Internet broadcasts of the daily activities of the 80 cuddly, endangered animals at China’s premier panda breeding facility.
China Network Television has installed 28 HD video cameras in five gardens at the Chengdu Research Base of the Giant Panda Breeding in the southwest Sichuan Province.
Documentaries and a 30-minute panda-themed programme will also be broadcast everyday on the site ipanda.com, State-run Xinhua reported.
The website, which offers both Chinese and English services, started posting video clips on June 24 on a trial basis and has since attracted nearly 15,000 Internet users to visit and leave comments.
Giant Pandas are one of the world’s most endangered species. About 1,600 pandas live in the wild, mostly in the mountains of Sichuan, while more than 300 live in captivity. —PTI