Live in the daily company of giant panda cubs
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You can now live in the daily company of giant panda cubs. Explore.org is featuring a new live HD feed of panda cubs at the Bifengxia Panda Reserve in China.
“There is something magical and inspiring about watching panda cubs interact with each other in real-time,” said Charlie Annenberg, the founder of Explore.org, in press materials. “The hope is that by viewing these cams, people will develop deeper emotional connections not just to the bears, but also to the planet.”
The four panda bear cubs, who are named Zhicchun, (“Spring”), Qingsham (“Green Mountain”), Chaoyang (“Morning Sun”) and Au’au (“Pride”), are all under two years of age. A daily feed will be live between 7 p.m. and 3 a.m. EST; at other times, previously recorded highlights of the pandas’ activity will be featured.
Explore.org’s other live cameras include, among others, feeds of polar bears, jellyfish, whales, the aurora borealis and the Santa Monica beach.
The giant panda, or Ailuropoda melanoleuca, is listed as endangered on the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN) Red List of Threatened Species. There are an estimated fewer than 2,500 mature giant pandas remaining in the wild, according to the IUCN.