Bifengxia Panda Base
Ya'an Bifengxia Panda Base is about a 2 hour drive from Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan Province.
The Ya'an Bifengxia Base of China Conservation and Research Center for the Giant Panda is a subordinate to the China Conservation and Research Center for the Giant Panda (CCRCGP) in Wolong Natural Reserve. It was established on Dec.28, 2003. The Base is a paradise for Giant Pandas and combines together the husbandry, reproduction and scientific research of Giant Pandas with the rescue of other rare wild animals as well as science education. The Paradise is divided into five major functional areas; the feeding area, the breeding area, the scientific research area, offices and the living area for the Giant Panda. The beautiful environment, favourable climate and lusciously green forest make the place ideal for sightseeing and tourism as well as an important base for scientific education. Nowadays, the base breeds nearly 30 giant pandas, the biggest captive Giant Panda institution in the world.
Visitors can help the pandas at the Bifengxia Panda Base at certain expenses. With a further donation, you can even hold a baby panda, feed a panda or take pictures with the pandas.