Sophie Mou – Nanjing
Panda is a national treasure in China and is therefore protected by law. This unique bear has long been revered by the Chinese and can be found in Chinese art dating back thousands of years. The Chinese call their beloved pandas "large bear-cats." People outside of China have been fascinated by giant pandas since they were first described by French Missionary Pere Armand David in 1869. Now, more than 100 years later, the worldwide love for pandas has been combined with international efforts to keep them from becoming extinct.
I went to Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding. The Chengdu Panda Base is a non-profit organization engaged in wildlife research, captive breeding, conservation education, and educational tourism.
Giant pandas at the Chengdu Panda Base live in large naturalistic habitats, which help the visitor to understand how these animals live in the wild . It is an excellent recreational area and a highlight of any visit to Chengdu.
The Chengdu Panda Base is located in the northern suburb of Chengdu on Futou Hill around 10 km from downtown Chengdu, and can be reached by the Panda Road.
Many types of bamboo, trees, and flowers thrive at the Research Base.Several species of birds also make their home there. The man-made structures have been designed to blend well with the natural scenery. Endangered species such as giant pandas, red pandas, and black-necked cranes reproduce well at the Research Base. Also located at the Research Base is the Giant Panda Museum which provides interesting educational information about a variety of species native to China.
They are only few months only , some of them will travel far far away, maybe your hometown zoo???