Giant Pandas, as a rare and lovely kind of animals, live in six major areas, Sichuan, Shannxi and Gansu provinces in China. Fortunately, I take a China panda tour to Chengdu Panda Institute last month and had a close look at the pandas there.
Giant pandas are appreciated and cherished by humans the worldwide; their black and white faces and rounded ears are welcomed by adults and children. Because of its prominent scientific research value, endangered status, and delightful viewing value, the giant panda is considered as a national treasure of China.
As the ancestral homeland of pandas since ancient time, Chengdu established the Giant Panda Breeding in 1987 in order to rescue and protect the pandas. Now the Chengdu Panda Base has taken up the causes of research, breeding, and conservation among the giant panda population. When population levels have reached desired levels, the Chengdu Panda Base will shift its efforts toward helping giant pandas adapt to their natural habitats so can be released into the wild and repopulate their native homeland.
The Chengdu Panda Base is a well-known institution for the preservation of endangered wildlife, integrating scientific research and breeding of giant pandas, conservation education, tourism education, and panda cultural events.
The Panda base is located about 10 kilometers north of Chengdu. The natural ecological environment consists of rivers, ornamental green lawns, wild bamboo forests, woods, man-made dens, rocks, etc. The landscape creates a natural and mentally healthy environment for the pandas. The Panda base also has experts working as guide tourists, instructing them how to feed giant pandas and their cubs, and teaching different ways how they can protect these beautiful creatures.
After finishing the half day China panda tour in the Panda Base, the strongest feeling to me is: I love the pandas more!