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The Giant Panda is 165-353 pounds and between four to five feet long, including a five inch tail. They have poor vision, but their sense of smell is great. Their coat is woolly black and white and is slightly oily to prevent water from getting to their skin. Giant Pandas have a large wrist bones that they use like thumbs to help hold bamboo.

The average Giant Panda eats as much as 20 to 30 pounds of bamboo shoots a day. Bamboo goes in cycles so that it blooms about every 100 years, when this happens pandas can die, because they have nowhere else to go, because they are blocked of by human settlements and cannot eat the flowering bamboo. Bamboo is 99% of the Panda's diet but they eat other plants such as irises and crocuses. Even though they eat bamboo they have the digestive system of a carnivore. They eat 12 to 16 hours each day.

A giant pandas territory ranges from 1.5 square miles 2.5 square miles. Males have bigger ranges then the females.

The Panda's scientific name is Ailuropoda Melanoleuca. Giant Pandas are classified as bears by most scientists and until just a little while ago pandas were grouped with raccoons and lesser pandas . Scientists once classified the Giant Panda and the Red Panda as members of the same family but now now they are classified in different families. Giant Pandas 

The giant pandas are not only a Chinese national treasure but are also beloved by people the world over. They are found only in Sichuan, Shaanxi and Gansu provinces. In total there are fewer than 1000, of which 80% are distributed within the territory of Sichuan province. Therefore, when visitors from home and abroad come to Chengdu, Sichuan Province one of their main objectives will be to see the giant pandas for themselves.

The Giant Panda lives in a few mountain ranges in central China, in Sichuan, Shaanxi, and Gansu provinces. But Sichuan is thought to be the hometown of Giant Panda, just go with us to watch pandas!

Best places to see pandas in China

  1. Beijing Zoo
  2. Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding
  3. Wolong National Natural Reserve
  4. Ya'an Bifengxia Giant Panda Base
  5. Fuzhou Panda World
  6. Louguan Tai Scientific Research Base of The State Conservation Center for Gene Resources of Endangered Wildlife, Zhejiang University

Giant Panda Nature ReserveThe giant panda is the rarest member of the bear family. Panda once ranged throughout most of China, northern Vietnam and northern Myanmar. Today, fewer than 1,600 giant pandas live in the wild in three Chinese provinces: Gansu, Shaanxi and Sichuan. Human actions -- including logging, residential development and the expansion of farming -- are considered the main reasons for the dramatic contraction of the giant panda's habitat.Though much effort and many resources have been expended to protect the endangered giant panda, research by an international team of scientists shows that much suitable panda habitat is outside the nature reserves and areas where the panda is reported to live.

     Giant Panda tour of Chengdu  

 

The places that the panda park opened
1.Chengdu Panda Breeding Research Center
Located just 10km (6miles) away from downtown Chengdu,  the Chengdu Panda Breeding Research Center has been created and imitated the pandas' natural habitat in order that they might have the best possible environment for rearing and breeding. The Center cares also for other rare and endangered wild animals. The Research Center covers an area of 560 mus (92 acres), 96% of which is verdure. Giant pandas, lesser pandas, black-necked cranes, white storks as well as over 20 species of rare animals are fed and bred there throughout the year. Verdant bamboo, bright flowers, fresh air, a natural hill scene and a beautiful artificial view are merged ingeniously at the base.


2.Wolong Giant Panda Reserve Centre
This is  one of the earliest research bases established in the early 1980s by the Government of the People's Republic of China (PRC). Until 1989, the Ministry of Forestry of PRC and the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) formulated the long-term Giant Panda Management Plan.
Today, the Wolong Giant Panda Reserve Centre was closed as it is almost destroyed by the 8-magnitude earthquake in Wenchuan the May 12th 2008


3.Fengtongzhai Nature Reserve
Established in 1975. In mountains & valley area of 39000 hectares reserved, located at Baoxing county, between east longitude of 102'8'' 102'7''and north latitude of 30?9? 30?0? total animals about 380 species, 395 kinds of plants in this area. There are 7 conservative portions in this reserve. about 250Km from Chengdu. Now there are 4 captive giant pandas. In it's history, the Preserve has ever treated and cured 23 giant pandas, and 20 of them alive. For these pandas, 12 of them sent to other places (country) as gift by China Government, 8 of them placed back to wild condition (their real family).

4.The Bifengxia Base
Situated in 8 kilometers from Ya'an City, 150 kilometers from Chengdu. It is the first scenic spot integrating natural scenic spot and eco-zoo in China, including leisure, vacation, sightseeing, and entertainment. Ecological wild animal zoo was built in 1999 in Bifeng Gorges.
The Giant Pandas in wolong were moved to Bifengxia after the earth quake happened on May 12th 2008,and then the tourists visit  Giant Pandas in Befengxia instead of Wolong.   

The bellow are some most popular tours that you may  following,at the sme time,we can tailor a trip for you if  if the  itineraries don't meet your needs.

Giant Panda tour of  Xi'an  Foping Nature Reserve, where the rare brown giant panda founded by the research scientists and  preservation staff, for wildlife wild animals photography tourists, located at the southern side of the Qinling Mountains, Foping County, Shanxi Province, China, is one of the three major habitats of the giant panda in China. It's  altitudes above 2,200 metres.  There are 1,765 species of wild plants including wild economic plants such as medicinal, aromatic and oil-bearing plants. The fauna is a mixture of species in a transition zone including both the oriental and the palaearctic realms. It is characterized by having a complex composition, ancient origin, capacity of survival, and polymorphism.
There are rare and endangered species such as the giant panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca), takin (Budorcas taxicolor bedfordi), golden snub-nosed monkey (Rhinopithecus roxellanae), South China Tiger (Panthera tigris amoyensis) and Indian leopard (P. pardus fusca).


 

Giant Panda tour of Beijing 

Beijing Zoo, situated to the west of Beijing Exhibition Center, was known for a short time after the founding of the People's Republic as the Western Suburbs Park (Xijiao Gongyuan). The grounds combine cultivated flower gardens with stretches of natural scenery, including dense groves of trees, stretches of grassland, a small stream, lotus pools and small hills dotted with pavilions and halls. Beijing zoo is famous, naturally, for its large selection of pandas.  However, for some strange reason, the panda display is an additional price on top of the price of admission.  Is anyone not interested in the pandas I wonder   Having said that, there are scores of other animals here, comparable to any zoo in the world.