The giant panda base

On March 9, 2011, in Other Regions, Tips & Ideas, by Jack Li

The spring is coming, now do youo have any programmes? Come to china travel! Great idea! You can come by China Flights, which now is pretty cheap. Do you care about the pandas? After the 5·12 earthquake in Wenchuan, the Wolong panda base was severely destroyed, so in order to protect the giant panda, the chinese people transferm the giant panda to Bifengxia panda base. So now if you want to look at the lovely panda, you can go the Bifengxia panda base. Today we will talk about the Bifengxia panda base. Bifengxia is situated in 8 kilometers from Ya’an City, 150 kilometers from Chengdu. Tourists can reach here in two hours by bus. Before 2008 28 pandas were moved to the Bifengxia base, after erathquake on 12 May 2008, 53 pandas were sent from Wolong to Bifengxia, and between 12-05-2008 and 18-03-2009, 13 panda babies were born in Bifengxia.

Bifengxia base was opened in 2003 as the part of the world’s largest Giant Panda Migration. It was the biggest artificial migration of captive-bred giant panda ever seen. In the base, there are over 20 spots, such as breeding, research centre and special kindergarten, hotel for panda. In there 6 kind of bamboo as panda’s favorite food are supplied. Then pandas can have many choices.
Bifengxia Panda Base is arguably the best place to see pandas in the natural scenery they inhabit. Extending to about 60 square kilometres, Bifengxia has been long famous for its forest coverage, waterfalls, river and breathtaking landscapes. Now that it has been selected as China’s latest giant panda protection base, Bifengxia has a new role to play in altering the destiny of the endangered species. Pandas will be returned to nature after they have been given relevant training in simulated wild environments. In the dense broadleaf forest with singing birds and murmuring streams stands a big gate with the image of a lovely giant panda carved on it, marking the entrance to Bifengxia Giant Panda Base. Walking through the gate and along the meandering mountain slope for a while, visitors can see several European-style cabins made of bricks and tiles. These are the pandas’ homes. Camphor trees and oaks add mystery to the unusual environment. More than 20 spots have been set aside for panda-related activities and scientific experiments. There are dedicated grazing grounds, kindergartens for young pandas and even a panda hospital and research institute. Several different varieties of bamboo have been planted in the base either by the water or on the slopes. The new home for giant pandas appears like a park with a natural environment.

The 68 giant pandas in the base will be raised through an outdoor method so as to encourage them to develop abilities better fitted to the natural environment. The base will lead the world in raising pandas in this way. I believe you will enjoy your China Tours!

Jack Li

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