Attack Of The Pandas!

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Photos by MJ Klein – most photos are geotagged

July 20th found us in Nantou again (for a followup dentist appointment for my TMD problem).  The paper-mache pandas were nearby so we decided to brave the crowds and take a look.

Attack Of The Pandas!

As you can see, literally thousands of people had the same idea.

Attack Of The Pandas!

Poor Phoenix got a stone in her sandal.  She can’t talk well enough to tell us yet, but we could tell because she was walking very slowly and looking at her shoe.

Attack Of The Pandas!

We passed through this corridor of signs for a local politician….

Attack Of The Pandas!

and made our way to the pandas.  As you can see, they are pretty well hidden behind spectators.

Attack Of The Pandas!

It was hard to find a spot to see them.

Attack Of The Pandas!

Attack Of The Pandas!

Walking around to the side and rear of the display, we found less people and an opening.

Attack Of The Pandas!

We Came, We Saw, We Lived To Tell The Tale

Check out Todd’s article here.

Attack Of The Pandas!

Attack Of The Pandas!

Alongside the pandas, were 200 Formosan Black Bears, far more endangered than the panda.  These black bears were featured only in the Taiwan leg of the panda tour.

Attack Of The Pandas!

These things are made of paper-mache, and I have no idea how they held up in the rain that fell in the morning.

Attack Of The Pandas!

Attack Of The Pandas!

For more interesting to me personally, was this display of Taiwan postage stamps, on the wall of the post office across the street.

Attack Of The Pandas!

Overall, Phoenix had a good time and that’s good enough for us!

Articles in series Nantou:

  1. Our Visit to Nantou, Part One
  2. Our Visit to Nantou, Part Two
  3. Attack Of The Pandas!
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4 comments

  1. Looks like it was a nice day out. All we’ve had lately in Shanghai is rain…

    Todd’s article says that the exhibition is supposed to highlight the importance of protecting endangered animals. Was there much information on that topic that you could see there?
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    1. hi Jim. yeah, i’ve seen the news about the rain there…. there was no information whatsoever that i could see, about anything at all…. it was just people gawking at some panda models, and selling whatever crap they think people would buy. take care.

  2. Ah so that’s the story behind the panda pictures I keep coming across on G+.

    Not sure if it’s effective, but it looks pretty cool.

    1. hi Stefan. i don’t think that anyone gave a passing thought to the state of the animals themselves. they just brought their kids to see the cute pandas. take care.

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