Pandaphiles everywhere just got a whole lot more to obsess over.
The Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding, located in the Sichuan province in Southwest China, has just launched a live internet stream of its panda bears. (Click here to watch.) The substantial undertaking, done in collaboration with China Network Television (CNTV), features footage from 28 cameras in 5 different locations. Additionally, control rooms have been built on the base to observe where the panda action may be, to ensure there’s never a dull moment on the cam.
The research facility was established in 1987 with 6 pandas. As of 2008, the population had grown to 83, giving you more than 6 dozen reasons to check out the cam. If laptop streaming proves unsatisfying, guided tours of the actual base are available as well. According to Xinhua, China’s state-run media agency, iPanda.com has attracted over 15,000 viewers since its June 24 inception.