Thursday, July 14, 2005

Panda Cam

Pandas are not really on my list of favourite animals. They would probably make my list of top ten overrated animals. When I went to Ueno zoo in Tokyo many years ago, everyone I was with was just so excited about seeing the panda. We rushed straight to where the pandas were and waited for the pile of black and white fur to move. We waited for 30 minutes and nothing happened.... We weren't even sure if it was alive or even real. To put it bluntly, my one and only panda experience sucked. Well, not all pandas suck. I am a big fan of the red panda. It looks like a red racoon and is way more active. The way a panda should be!
Anyway, I was just watching CNN and a little story came on about this panda Meixiang (美香) who had just given birth to a baby Tiantian (天天). Tiantian was born on 9 July and so is only 4 days old. There is a webcam in the room where they are and so I am sitting here trying to see if I can see the baby. Tiantian is really small and Meixiang is really big, so I am not holding out much hope. Still it is a strangely beguiling webcam, can't seem to take my eyes off it...
Check it out and see if you can see the baby!

San Nakji for President!


Mouse said...

There used to be a British TV advert for Kit Kat chocolate biscuits "Have a break, have a kit kat" which showed a photographer hiding behind his tripod and camera in front of the Panda House at London Zoo, boredly waiting for something to happen, which never did. Then its his break time. He sits down, back to the camera and to the panda house, to enjoy his cuppa tea and his kit kat. This is the moment the pandas appear - on rollerskates, doing a wonderful, acrobatic dance. Round and round they go. Cartwheels, the lot. Then they go back into their panda house - just as he finishes his break, and stands up and goes back to his camera - having missed it all.

San Nakji said...

I am sure they were waiting for me to move away too!