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Giant Panda News Part 8

On October 6, staff of the Heishui River National Reserve in Sichuan province, who was monitoring the road to Tieshagang, found a giant panda cub along the route. This was the first wild giant panda cub discovered in the Heishui River Nature Reserve. On September 5, the Sichuan Travel and Tourism Administration, the Chengdu Research […]

Giant Panda News Part 7

Ying Ying Met Relatives On September 1912014, under a clear autumn sky with brisk air,an adoption ceremony took place at the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding. The Yingke Law Firm from Beijing & the Lyon Technology Co.J Ltd. from Shanghai adopted giant panda Ying Ying. Yingke Law Firm has always attached importance to […]

Pandora’s Legacy Live

In March 1938, the West China Union University received a request from the New York Zoological Society that they wished to have a baby panda, or a pair if possible. The University had a partnership with the Society through New York University and worked together to make this request a reality. Frank Dickinson, a biology […]

Exploring the Nature Reserves

Gongga Mountain in Tibetan means”pure white mountain” and is considered a sacred place in the snow-covered plateau area. It is also called “the king of mountains in Sichuan”, with a length of 60km from its north to south, and a width of 30km from its east to west. The main peak has an elevation 0f7,556m.The […]

The Legend of the Runaway Panda

On October 2, 1993, the first snow fell on Taibai county located deep in the Qinling Mountains of Shaanxi province. That afternoon the forest bureau received a report that a sick panda was found in the Niuwei River village and one of the residents had the animal in a corn shack. Ren Jianshe, manager of […]

Panda Q&A Part 7

Q: Why are giant pandas called “Mao Xiong”, the reverse of its popular Chinese name”Xiong Mao” in some places in China? A: In 1869, French Catholic Father Armand David discovered giant pandas in Baoxing county Sichuan province. The following year the moniker “Black and White Bear” was officially renamed as a species,”Giant Panda”. The first […]

Train the Panda Mothers to Be Heroes

There are a number of repatriated giant pandas both at the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding and the China Conservation and Research Center for Giant Panda in Wolong. Each was born overseas,but returned to China at two years of age according to official agreements. Overseas pandas and other captive wildlife or animals are […]

Sunshine and Moonlight Nursery House

The head keeper of Sunshine Nursery is Chen Min, who has worked as a panda keeper for 16 years at the Chengdu Panda Base. Chen is a East-talking and elegant woman,whose work photographs have been featured several times in many panda albums and newspapers. She Feels that her extensive time with pandas has taught her […]

Calling Back the Pandas

With the setting of the sun, the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding transforms into a bamboo forest of tranquility as visitors taper down and birds Hock and settle into their nests. The busiest time of the day for panda keepers comes at 16:30 at what is affectionately nicknamed “calling back the pandas”. At […]

Giant Panda Discovered in Pingshan

On September 23, 2013, the Laojunshan National Nature Reserve Management Bureau received a report detailing the discovery of what was thought to be giant panda scat. Leaders from the town of Longhua and police officers from the Longhua Forest substation of the Pingshan Forest Public Security Bureau sent the report. Experts from the Sichuan Provincial […]