Born in China, Live in Chengdu

Authors: Go Chengdu


Not content with watching the giant pandas and golden monkeys on the screen? Go to see the adorable animals at places in and around Chengdu.
Born in China (我们诞生在中国), a new Disneynature film that showcases the spectacular wildlife and natural beauty of China including footages of the endangered giant pandas, golden snub-nosed monkeys and snow leopards, has caused stirs nationwide since it hit the theaters earlier this month.
If your curiosity about those cute animals ― the giant panda, golden monkey and snow leopard are the leading animal roles in the film ― are not fully satisfied after watching the film, why not go on a trip to the nearby sites to have a close look?

Giant Pandas: Panda Base
Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding (Panda Base) in the northeastern suburb of Chengdu ― only a 30-minute-drive from the city center ― is the world's best-known institute for panda protection. Founded in 1988, the base is home to over 100 giant pandas and includes a research center, an open research laboratory, a veterinary hospital, and an expansive real-life ground for the animals living in captivity.

Chengdu is the only metropolitan city in the world less than 100 km from the habitats of wild pandas.
Open: 07:30-18:00
Admission: RMB58
Traffic: Metro Line 3 to Xiongmao Avenue Stop, then transfer to the bus 198 to the site.
Other sites around Chengdu to see pandas include the Dujiangyan Base of the China Conservation & Research Center, Wolong National Natural Reserve and Bifeng Gorge Base.
Click here for more information: Where to See pandas(链接:life/home-of-giant-pandas/where-to-see-pandas-a650.html)

Golden Snub-nosed Monkeys: Chengdu Zoo

Sichuan golden hair monkeys (川金丝猴) in Chinese name, are the national endangered species. According to recent surveys, there are more than 300 Sichuan golden snub-nosed monkeys nationwide, and the Chengdu zoo probably has the largest population of these animals living in captivity.
Open: 8:00-17:00 (from April to November), 8:30-17:00 (from December to March)
Admission: RMB20
Bus 18, 150, 166, 198, 25, 32, 39, 527, 650, 70, 85, 87, 9 and 99 to Chengdu Zoo Stop (动物园站);
Metro Line 3 to Chengdu Zoo Stop.

Snow Leopard
Well, it's not so easy to have the sight of snow leopards ― you cannot do it even in Chengdu Zoo ― since they are such rare and elusive creatures that they could only be spotted in the high mountains. However, Sichuan is one of the few places in China that boast the habitats of snow leopards and there are a number of natural reserves around Chengdu where snow leopards make their appearances. It is reported that researchers from Sichuan Gongga Mountain National Reserve saw snow leopard in the infrared cameras.

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