The Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding (Chengdu Panda Base), located about 15km from downtown Chengdu, opened in 1988 and includes a research center, an research laboratory, a veterinary hospital, an enclosure, and an open ground for giant panda activities. It is the most famous research base in China dedicated to the protection of the giant pandas.
How to get there:Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding
The Dujiangyan Base of the China Conservation & Research Center for the Giant Panda was built in 2011 with financial support from HK SAR government following the 2008 earthquake and officially opened in March 2013.
Located in Shiqiao Village, the area also has an excellent ecological environment, plenty of edible bamboo for pandas and a pollution-free water source.
Covering a total area of 506,667 sq. m. and a construction area of 12,542 sq. m., the base consists of six functional zones: rescue and quarantine; disease control and research; rehabilitation, training and feeding; reception and education; natural vegetation and service.
As China’s first research base for the rescue and disease control of wild giant pandas, the base is capable of rescuing up to 40 giant pandas simultaneously. The first batch of 10 injured pandas moved into the base at its 2013 opening.
The Wolong Giant Panda Base, or Wolong National Natural Reserve, the third largest natural reserve in China, is a protected area which was established in 1936. The reserve covers an area of about 700,000 hectares, including 200,000 hectares in the Qionglai Mountains region, one of the major panda habitats. With over 4,000 different species recorded in the reserve, it is a home to many endangered animals, including giant pandas, red pandas, golden monkeys and white-lipped deer.
The Bifeng Gorge is located in Ya’an City to the southwest of Chengdu. In 2003, the China Conservation and Research Center for the Giant Pandas and the State Forestry Administration chose this site as a new giant panda base, which features lush vegetation, valleys and waterfalls. It has the giant panda breeding zone, baby giant panda care zone, research center, bamboo forests and office area.
Where They Go: Celebrities’ Choices
Giant pandas, food, teahouses, Sichuan Opera, historical sites, ancient architecture streets, and many other things the city offers to see and do. Here we list some of the celebrities’ most favorable sites during their visits to Chengdu
Dec 29, 2014
Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding
Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding (the Panda Base) is probably the most important base in the world dedicated to the protection of the giant pandas.
Nov 09, 2014
Home of giant pandas and land of success
Chengdu is a modern metropolitan city, but traditions are well preserved.
Apr 08, 2015
Panda Base: Come and Cuddle the Cute Animals
To many visitors to the city, the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding in Chenghua is a must. The panda base is located on the Futou Hill in the northeast to downtown Chengdu, about 12 km from the city center.
Jul 21, 2014
Michelle’ Chengdu panda tour
US first lady Michelle Obama heads for China with her mother and daughters in tow on Wednesday. Along the way, Mrs. Obama and the two generations of women accompanying her daughters Malia and Sasha and mother Marian Robinson visited the Chengdu Panda Base, home to about 50 pandas.
Jun 26, 2014
Giant panda delivers twin cubs in Chengdu
CHENGDU - A giant panda gave birth on Monday to twin cubs in Chengdu, capital city of Southwest China's Sichuan province. Yaxing gave birth to the twins -- a female and male -- at 8:13 am and 8:44 am at the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding, scientists told Xinhua. They are the first set of panda twins to be born this year in the city.