You can definitely never have too many pandas. As an animal lover I’m really conflicted about zoos, on the one hand there’s the happiness of the animals and on the other, there’s the conservation side of things. I feel that Ocean Park probably does do a lot to conserve China’s native animals and actually, most of the enclosures are nice and big, and that’s despite the huge theme park expansion they’ve been working on since I last visited.
I did actually lug my DSLR along for the ride for this excursion but my new snappy little Canon did a pretty swell job too – I’m actually thinking about getting my butt in gear and talking about my cameras in an upcoming post, and it’s that little camera that had me inspired.
I just felt like my blog needed more pandas and more animals, it’s been a while since my goat-crazy phase of the summer.
Weirdly, and probably second to pandas (obviously), I think the goldfish exhibition is my favourite thing at Ocean Park. I think it’s because it reminds me of my mum and it’s actually pretty neat as they include the history of the goldfish too – bit more exciting than it sounds (only a bit).
For more panda-related fun, I would recommend David O’Doherty’s 100 Facts About Pandas, the most accurate panda book I have ever read.