Lucy Sherrill volunteered at the Bifengxia Panda Base in September of this year. Her travel story was featured in the Virginian Pilot Newspaper.
The text reads: China offers many amazing sights, and I will enthusiastically discuss the Great Wall, the terra-cotta army and many others. But getting the chance to work with the pandas at the Bifengxia Panda Center, run by Pandas International, is a memory I will always cherish. We cleaned their enclosures and fed them bamboo, panda bread, carrots and apples. We worked so closely that I now can say I have touched a panda paw. And it didn’t take long to become aware of the unique personality of each animal.
Thank you, Lucy, for sharing your volunteer story. While PI does not run the Panda Center or the volunteer program, we support everything the center does and have participated in the volunteer program numerous times. Our director, Suzanne Braden, was on the tour with Lucy’s group.