Pandas from The National Zoo and the Atlanta Zoo were sent back to China today. I thought it might be a good occasion for a quick “The Best…” list of sites about pandas that are accessible to English Language Learners.
Here are my choices for The Best Sites To Learn About Pandas:
U.S. Zoos Send Pandas To China is a Wall Street Journal slideshow about today’s events.
Check out the Creature Features segment on pandas from National Geographic For Kids.
Students can send a Panda eCard from the National Zoo, email it to themselves or a friend, and then post the url address of their creation on a student/teacher website.
Learn about pandas at the San Diego Zoo.
Bye-Bye, Panda is a slideshow from TIME Magazine.
Giant pandas head to China is a series of photos from the Sacramento Bee.
It’s a very short video, but these images of new-born pandas from a Japanese zoo are not to be missed.
The Smithsonian has just unveiled and super-slick interactive called The Asia Trail. It lets you virtually travel throughout Asia and learn about animals in their habitat. Because some of the animals of pandas, I’m adding this link to this list.
A baby panda was recently born in Atlanta. Here are new additions to The Best Sites To Learn About Pandas:
Newborn panda cub undergoes medical exam in United States is a video from The Telegraph.
Cell Phone-Sized Baby Panda is an ABC News video.
Hello World! Baby Panda Makes His Debut at Zoo Atlanta is from TIME Magazine.
Vienna Zoo Shows Off Giant Panda Cub is a fun video from MSNBC.
Panda’s Debut At Tokyo Zoo is a Wall Street Journal slideshow.
Scientists Don Panda Costumes is a TIME Magazine slideshow.
Washington’s pregnant panda? is a Washington Post slideshow.
This is a great video from CBS News that they label “Crafty pandas mount a daring escape.”
Here’s their commentary:
The plan was simple. One guy distract the guard, the rest make a break for the exit. Almost too easy.
Did I mention we’re talking about pandas?
Pandas are usually slow to act (and even slower to mate.) But sometimes an opportunity is too good to pass up. There’s no mention of how the escape attempt ends, but chances are the pandas didn’t make an epic “Homeward Bound” type journey home.
San Diego Zoo Panda celebrates Birthday by Attacking Cake! is video I just had to add to this list:
Panda Preschool is a video from The Smithsonian Channel.
Feedback is always welcome.