Panda in ‘crystal forest’: photos

These images of a panda named Ya Shuang were taken at the Wild World Jinan in Jinan, the capital of East China’s Shandong Province, on January 6. Despite the cold weather and ice, the animal was enjoying a beautiful January day, trying to get to the treats offered by the park employees.
© Xinhua
© Xinhua
© Xinhua
Giant panda, or bamboo bear (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) is a mammal of the family Ursidae. In the wild, giant pandas live in the mountains of Central China, namely in Sichuan and Tibet.
As of today, panda has become kind of a national emblem of China. Its Chinese name (熊猫, xióngmāo) means ‘cat bear’.


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