When we reached the top of the escalator, we were greeted by funny looking sea animals sculptures. This is the Ocean Square area.
One of the alien-like sculptures.
This building with the octopus on its wall looks beautiful. Wondering what's inside, I soon found out that it houses the toilets!
The admission price for Ocean Park was HK$250 (RM98) which includes most of the facilities, except skill games and coin-operated games. I think the price had since been revised to HK$280 (RM110).
Ocean Park Hong Kong is actually pretty huge! Covering an area of 870,000 square metres, the park is separated by a large mountain into two main areas - The Summit and The Waterfront.
Once we were near enough, I quickly snapped a few photos of these giant pandas! Of course they were not real pandas! The real ones were inside the building. Haha! There were actually three of them. How cute!!!
Two giant pandas looking down on the smaller panda below with its ass facing us. Hehe.
I then discovered to my utmost delight, that there were many more pandas all over the place!! Oh my, I love this Ocean Park already!
This building is known as the Giant Panda Habitat. It is here where two real giant pandas live. Oh! A (fake) giant panda trying to climb over the wall. Did you notice a smaller panda lying below? If cute has a name, its name must be panda!!
OK let me magnify for you. The giant panda attempting to climb over the wall.
And the smaller panda lying down with a (bamboo) stick in its hands.
And here's that small panda with its ass facing us in the earlier photos.
Look at it sitting there precariously and hugging the pillar from this angle!
I found another cute panda eating a bamboo stick.
This panda looked very real, and super cute!
We entered the Giant Panda Habitat which houses two real panda bears - a male panda named An An and a female called Jia Jia.
There were quite a huge crowd that day. Most of them were busy taking videos or pictures of the pandas.
This is An An on his brief 'outing' before disappearing behind the walls. Lazy panda! LOL!
Luckily, the female panda Jia Jia did not attempt such a stunt!
In fact, she came out in full view and demonstrated her eating skills.
Oh, those sharp teeth! Despite its cuteness, do not underestimate a panda. It can kill as it's still a bear after all!
Look at Jia Jia's soiled bottom! Haha!
Leaning on the stone to eat.
In this picture, she was facing us so we could see exactly how she ate her food. I was not sure what food she was eating, though.
There was a female tour guide speaking on the microphone in Mandarin so I did not really know what she was saying.
I managed to record a short video of Jia Jia on my iPhone. Watch it below.
I was really glad to be able to see real panda in action! Pandas are endangered animals. We really need to protect them as much as possible.
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If you think that's all the pandas you can see at Ocean Park, you are mistaken. There are two more real pandas (known as Red Pandas) which unfortunately I did not get to see, a panda village, a panda shop as well as a panda cafe, so stay tuned!