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Arriving in Chengdu

Arrived in Chengdu today. 

Chengdu is the 2000-year-old capital of Sichuan Province, in south central China. The Chengdu Zoo is hosting meetings of the Chinese Association of Zoological Gardens, where I'll be speaking on the Philadelphia Zoo's animal trail system. Also speaking at the meetings will be Mark Habben of the London Zoo. 

Sichuan Province is home to most of the world's remaining giant pandas, and tomorrow is likely to be all about pandas, with plans to visit the Chengdu Panda Base, one of the leading organizations in giant panda conservation. 

But our first experience on arrival was with another Sichuan specialty—food—when we were treated to lunch and dinner by staff from the Chengdu Zoo. Favorite was garlicky squid.

Arriving in Chengdu

Arrived in Chengdu today.

Chengdu is the 2000-year-old capital of Sichuan Province, in south central China. The Chengdu Zoo is hosting meetings of the Chinese Association of Zoological Gardens, where I'll be speaking on the Philadelphia Zoo's animal trail system. Also speaking at the meetings will be Mark Habben of the London Zoo.

Sichuan Province is home to most of the world's remaining giant pandas, and tomorrow is likely to be all about pandas, with plans to visit the Chengdu Panda Base, one of the leading organizations in giant panda conservation.

But our first experience on arrival was with another Sichuan specialty—food—when we were treated to lunch and dinner by staff from the Chengdu Zoo. Favorite was garlicky squid.