'Panda' photo (c) 2011, George Lu - license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

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:

New highways threaten giant pandas
is a Breaking News lesson for ELL’s.


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.



Here’s a National Geographic game for learning about pandas.

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