There are not many things better than watching a LIVE panda cam.
Well, except for being able to watch SEVEN different panda cameras at the same time! 🙂
And that is precisely what you are going to get on this page.
I searched the internet for the best and most entertaining panda webcams that I could find. Luckily, I was able to find locations from all around the world, from breeding centers in China to zoos in the USA and Russia!
Make sure to scroll to the bottom to check out a bonus BABY panda camera. (Seriously!)
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Now here are the cameras!
Panda Cam #1: Chengdu, China
This live broadcast comes from the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding, which is one of the largest panda sanctuaries in China! Believe it or not, over 100 pandas live here.
The Chengdu Panda Base was founded in 1987 with six Giant Pandas that were rescued from the wild. Since then, they have had over one hundred live births!
The goal of the facility is conservation, and they have partnered with many world-class zoos from around the world by loaning breeding pandas. Three of their partners are Zoo Atlanta, Memphis Zoo, and the National Zoological Park in Washington, DC, which all have their own panda cams below!
Panda Cam #2: Wenchuan, China
You are watching the playful pandas at the Shenshuping Gengda Panda Center in China.
The keepers do a great job of providing lots of bamboo for the pandas to eat, in addition to providing many enrichment activities. It’s common to watch them climbing wooden structures or playing with some other large toy in the exhibit.
There are 11 different panda yards that you may get to watch, and the view is rotated. If it’s nighttime in China, then the stream typically plays recent “Highlight Videos.”
The mission of the facility is to conserve Giant Pandas in the wild. This is done through artificial breeding, genetics, disease prevention, conservation training, and the release of pandas from captivity.
There are actually two live cameras for your viewing pleasure. The second one can be viewed below!
Learn more about the Shenshuping Gengda Panda Center by clicking here.
Panda Cam #3: Atlanta, Georgia
This stream provides the opportunity to watch panda twins, named Xi Lun and Ya Lun, play and romp around at Zoo Atlanta! Both pandas are on loan from the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding in China.
As you probably know, Giant Pandas rarely eat anything other than bamboo, which is relatively low in nutrients. Because bamboo doesn’t provide much energy, pandas have evolved a few adaptations to combat their lack of nutrition. One of these includes eating bamboo with their powerful jaws up to 16 hours per day! When they are not eating, then it’s most likely they will be sleeping.
This camera points into the pandas’ indoor enclosure, which provides entertainment for people all around the world. More importantly, it serves as a way to continually observe the animals’ behavior.
Giant Pandas have an excellent sense of smell, and scent is an essential way for individuals to communicate with each other in dense bamboo forests. The keepers at Zoo Atlanta try to stimulate their noses with enrichment activities that include providing different smells, such as cinnamon, hot sauce, or rubbing alcohol. Upon discovering something new, a panda typically gets on its back and starts rolling in it!
Panda Cam #4: Washington, DC
*Unfortunately, these webcams (there are two!) can’t be embedded into this page. Please click here to go to the National Zoo website to watch.*
At the National Zoo, you can watch pandas Tian Tian and Mei Xiang play around in their exhibit. These two beautiful animals have been on display and on loan from China since 2000.
Interestingly, the National Zoo has been leaders in panda scientific research ever since receiving their first animals in 1972 after President Nixon’s historic visit to China.
Tian Tian and Mei Xiang are part of a breeding program that carefully matches parents together to keep the population genetically healthy. Mei Xiang has given birth to many cubs over the years, the last being Bei Bei, who was born in August 2015. When the pandas turn four years old they are returned to China, where they will enter a breeding program.
Last year, our family visited the National Zoo and got to see the Giant Pandas, and they were fantastic to see up close and personal. I was incredibly impressed at their powerful jaws chomping through the hard bamboo they were eating! We had a fun day and thoroughly enjoyed the zoo.
Panda Cam #5: Memphis, TN
*Unfortunately, this webcam can’t be embedded onto an external page. Please click here to go to the Memphis Zoo website to watch.*
The Memphis Zoo is one of only three in the United States to house Giant Pandas, with the National Zoo and Zoo Atlanta being the other two.
The two pandas you can observe are named Le Le (male) and Ya Ya (female). These animals came to the Memphis Zoo on loan from China in 2003, and they are currently on display until at least 2023.
Ya Ya has not yet produced a cub, even though there have been several breeding attempts through the years. Regardless, the Memphis Zoo has made lots of progress in researching panda reproduction!
Panda Cam #6: Moscow, Russia
*Unfortunately, these EIGHT cameras can’t be embedded into an external page. Please click here to go to the Moscow Zoo website to watch them all!*
The Moscow Zoo houses these two pandas, which is the only zoo in Russia to feature Giant Pandas! Their names are Ru Yi and Ding Ding.
The EIGHT cameras provide unique views and constant monitoring, along with great opportunities to watch the “bamboo bears” feeding, playing, and training with the keepers.
RED Panda Cam #7: New York
First, you need to know that this camera is different than every other one featured above. It’s not a Giant Panda cam, but instead, it shows RED PANDAS at the Trevor Zoo in Millbrook, New York.
I might be cheating a little bit by including this webcam, mostly because Red Pandas are NOT related to Giant Pandas. Believe it or not, Red Pandas are related to raccoons!
It’s believed that the name “panda” was given to the Red Panda because they love eating bamboo, just like, you guessed it, Giant Pandas! Red Pandas eat 2-4 pounds of bamboo per day, which is roughly 20-30% of their body weight!
These Red Pandas live at the Trevor Zoo, which interestingly is the only zoo located at a high school! How awesome do these students have it? Roughly 90 students from the school care for the approximately 180 animals each day, learning responsibility and providing incredible hands-on learning!
Bonus – BABY Panda Camera!
During certain times of the year, the Shenshuping Gengda Panda Center broadcasts all of their baby pandas.
There are not many things cuter than BABY Giant Pandas, so I had to share the stream:
Please be aware that during much of the year, this live camera is not operational. During these unfortunate times, highlight videos of the previous year’s babies will be playing!
Can you help me add to this list?
I’m sure that I wasn’t able to find all the panda cams in the world.
If there are any you can find that are worth sharing, please paste a link below in the comments section.
I am looking for streams that feature a high-quality camera, and the video doesn’t buffer often.