Giant Panda Cam Launches in China

The livestream from a research center in Chengdu shows footage of pandas from 28 different cameras, around the clock

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A giant panda at the Chengdu Panda Breeding and Research Center.

Pandaphiles everywhere just got a whole lot more to obsess over.

Right when you thought you couldn’t get enough of cute and cuddly pandas — whether they are sneezing, being cared for by their Mom, or simply sleeping — get ready for the world’s newest panda cam.

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.

Still craving more panda action? The site also links to cams at the San Diego Zoo, Zoo Atlanta, The Edinburg Zoo and the Memphis Zoo.

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