Chengdu Panda Base’s Research Project Takes First Place

On May 18, the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding took first place at the Sichuan Provincial Science and TechnoIogy Awards conference. The research project entitled “‘Research and Application of Giant Panda Breeding Biology and Conservation Genetics” was awarded top prize for the Sichuan Provincial Scientific and Technological Progress category. Dr. Zhang Zhihe attended […]

Inspired by Nature: a Tribute to Giant Pandas

What can be said about nature? Nature is an inspiration, improves people’s moods, makes the world a more beautiful place,is everyone’s home and is simply perfect. It’s this incredible perfection that has,since an early age, always pushed me to draw animals and landscapes. My career in Biology, my dedication to animal conservation, and my current […]

A Wonderful Night in Chengdu with Dr. Schaller

On the evening of March 27, the Shan Shui Conservation Center hosted the Dr. George Beals Schaller lecture in the Tea-bar Youth Space. Although online registration was limited to 80 people, 150 attendees came to the talk. The lecture was so popular that the two-hour lecture had standing room only. In 1985,Dr. George Beals Schaller […]

Seattle High School Students Host: Giant Panda Photo Exhibition

Every summer vacation from high school since 2011, we have returned to our homes in Chengdu in Sichuan province in China from Seattle, Washington, in the US, to volunteer at the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding. During our time at the Chengdu Panda Base we learn how to take care of giant pandas. […]

2012’s Giant Panda Mothers and Cubs

Every year from July to September, the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding is busy welcoming their newest members. This year, eight cubs have joined the Chengdu giant panda family. They are all healthy and thriving in the care of their mothers. Li Li Age: 20 years old Birth Date: September 3, 1992 She […]

Giant Pandas in World War II

On September 1, 2015 the world marked in many different ways the 706 anniversary of the end of World War II. During this momentous occasion, several stories of the giant pandas that brought hope and consolation to war-torn people came to mind London dents were putting the finishing touches on their preparations for Christmas 1944 […]

Basi, The Giant Panda

Who is BaSi? BaSi(Ba Si) is a giant panda the age of 35, Ba Si’s age is equivalent to that of a human centenarian and she is the oldest living panda in Mainland China and world’s second oldest living giant panda. Ba Si’s life is nothing short of legendary as she has amassed an impressive […]

Panda Q & A

Q:Does a new born panda have an umbilical cord? A: All newborn giant pandas have umbilical cords just like mammals.While in its mother’s womb,the giant panda fetus obtains nutrients and oxygen via the umbilical cord.Immediately after birth,the mother panda bites off the umbilical cord and holds the cub close ti keep it warm.In captivity,veterinarians will […]