Sichuan (四川) is the home of the Giant Panda (熊猫). Giant Panda is also known as the treasure of China(国宝). Pandabonium asked me whether I saw his panda cousins in Sichuan or not.. This is my answer ;)
This is the second time I see real life panda with my own eyes. The first time was few years back in Beijing Zoo. Too bad we don't have enough time to visit the Wolong Panda Breeding and Research Center (3 hours plus ride from Chengdu). We only visited the Chengdu Zoo. There are 3 giant pandas available...
The "Sleeping Beauty" lying lazily... Giant Pandas no doubts are cute and lovely, but they are also the most lazy animals I have ever seen. They are too lazy to move around. They can either sit or lie still in the same posture for hours. They can even eat while lying down (I have seen several pictures of pandas eating while lying down on their back in the local magazines). And they like to sleep :D
Some of the hilarious and funny sleeping posture of the Giant Panda.