"Giant panda Channel" to hit Chinese Internet

2013-07-28 13:04:51 GMT2013-07-28 21:04:51(Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

CHENGDU, July 28 (Xinhua) -- From August, Internet users around the world will be able to watch live round-the-clock broadcasts of giant pandas living in southwest China's Sichuan Province, the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding announced on Sunday.

Twenty-eight high definition video cameras have been installed in the base to record the daily activities of more than 80 giant pandas living there, said sources with the base.

Visitors to the "Giant panda channel," or ipanda.com, can choose from six feeds, including "garden for adult pandas," "kindergarten," "nursery for twins," "mother and child playground," "No.1 Villa" and "Featured," according to their own preference 24 hours every day.

The website started posting video clips on June 24 as a test and has since attracted nearly 15,000 Internet users to visit and leave comments.

"I couldn't help but watch Panda Gun Gun for two whole days," wrote a netizen with the screen name "Fufu3."

Many Internet users expressed their wish to see giant pandas in person after watching the clips.

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