Giant Pandas Breeding Base Travel Guide
The Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding is located in the northern suburb of Chengdu on Futou Hill. It covers an area of 600 acres. It is 10 km from downtown Chengdu, and can be reached by the Panda Road.
Many types of bamboo, trees, and flowers thrive at the Research Base. Several species of birds also make their home there. The human-made structures have been designed to blend well with the natural scenery. Endangered species such as giant pandas, red pandas, and black-necked cranes reproduce well at the Research Base. Also located at the Research Base is the Giant Panda Museum which provides interesting educational information about a variety of species native to China. Eighty five percent of the habitat for endangered species native to China. Eighty five percent of the wild panda population resides in Sichuan. Wild giant pandas can be found in the Chengdu governed areas of Chongzhou, Dujiangyan, Dayi, Pengzhou, and Qionglai.
The Research Base is one of the important centers in China for the captive conservation of giant pandas. The current goal is to increase the captive population of giant pandas.The ultimate goal is to reintroduce giant pandas to the wild. To achieve this goal certain pandas will be raised in such a way as to provide them with the necessary skills to survive in the wild. Reintroduction of captive animals to the wild will both increase the number of individuals and the genetic diversity of the wild population. The Research Base hopes to help ensure the survival of giant pandas and increase the chances for giant pandas to cexist with humankind.
What´s more, it is the most ideal ecological tourism place for visitors all around world to get to know the appearance of giant pandas and to get around the wild nature. It was awarded "Global 500" twice by the U N in the year of 1989 and 1994.
Friends from all around the worlds, with the love towards giant pandas and the wild nature and respect of life, walk into this green field. Some of them come to visit the lovely giant pandas, some are doing conservation research, some are planting a young tree here and some are giving their love towards the giant pandas. The visitors are becoming more and more with each passing year. They express the same wish. Due to the excessive exploration and destruction of human beings towards nature, the old and beautiful animals like giant pandas are put into a endangered situation now and human beings are beginning to realize the subsequent loneliness. From now on, we are trying to show more care and concern to the endangered animals. People expect that through this method, giant pandas, black-necked cranes and golden monkeys will be freed to fields one day.
You can take the tour bus No 902 to arrive directly. You can also take bus No 22.214.171.124.126.96.36.199.49.60 to reach Qinglong Station and then get to Pandas Breeding Base by bus No 107 or 532.
January - February: Raising cubs, panda training.
March – May: Courtship and mating, cubs grow to adolescence, panda training.
June - July: Cubs grow to adolescence, summer camp, bird watching.
August – October: Cuba are born, maternal care, hand-rearing, panda training.
November – December: Maternal care, hand-rearing, panda training.