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Daily Digital – Jing Jing The Giant Panda

Giant Panda, Beijing Olympic Mascot, Jing Jing, Beiing Olympics Giant Panda


Jing Jing the Giant panda, one of the mascots of the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, has his own house in the Beijing Zoo.  While we typically don’t visit zoos, we decided to visit the Beijing Zoo one morning as it was one of the only things open at that hour of the day and we thought we should give it a chance.

The Olympic Games Panda House was built near the Asian Games Panda House and is a pretty expansive living space for the panda residing there. He looked like he was living the life of leisure on top of one of the platforms of his intricate looking playground as he drifted off to sleep while we were watching.  Nearby, several smaller pandas roamed the Asian Games Panda House with their own bamboo playground and a variety of toys scattered about. We paid the extra admission to get into the Panda House exhibit as we thought it was a rare opportunity to see Giant pandas and we were glad we did, despite our reservations about seeing animals in captivity.

After the zoo, we headed to the black bamboo forest, a nearby park, and found an incredible off-the-beaten-path destination that became one of our favourite memories of Beijing along with our climb up the Great Wall and our visit to a night market with some pretty interesting snacks!

2 replies
  1. Hermine and Werner Haas
    Hermine and Werner Haas says:

    I am amazed at how much you two have seen — very interesting

    all the best Hermine, Werner and family


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