With so many people quarantined because of the coronavirus, a Chinese zoo has put its menagerie including pandas online in order to give people stranded at home a chance to visit.
Using a newly created Livestream channel Chongqing Zoo attracted an extra 40,000 fans when it live-streamed the 1st episode entitled: “Visiting the National Treasure’s Home – Panda Museum.”
The zoo in the Jiulongpo District of Chongqing has been in existence almost 70 years and covers a 111 acre site with rare giant pandas, red pandas, the very rare South China tiger and white tiger, and the African elephant.
Yang Yi, deputy chief of the zoo’s science and education department, said: “So many people kept calling and saying they were keen to see animals during the epidemic that we came up with this idea.
“We hope that it will raise understanding about wildlife protection and make knowledge about wildlife more popular.”
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