Photographer's Note

In the Lowland Gardens of Ocean Park is the 'Hong Kong Jockey Club Giant Panda Habitat', which was opened on May 18, 1999.

Here visitors can meet “An An” and “Jia Jia”, a lovely pair of giant pandas bestowed to Hong Kong by the Central Government of China.

'An An' is a 14-year-old male panda (shown in the photo), known as the 'Giant Panda Ambassador', and has visited different places as a gesture of goodwill.

'Jia Jia' is a 22-year-old female panda and a mother of 4 cubs.

They live in a 2,000 square meter habitat, that closely resembles the natural living conditions of giant pandas in the wild.

There is viewing veranda for visitors to see the living activities of two national treasures.

The project provides an opportunity for the public to learn more about this endangered species, the survival problems they are facing and, more importantly, how people can help in preventing the giant pandas from facing extinction.

2nd photo for Fall '04 Hunt - A symbol representing your country

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