Chengdu Panda Base

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China’s premier panda breeding facility educates in conservation and provides the chance to get up close to one of the world’s most endearing – and endangered – animals.

 

The Panda Base is a vast park in Chengdu’s northern suburbs, where the pandas live in open enclosures surrounded by ditches. The best chance of seeing the pandas is during their morning feeding time (8:30–10am). In the afternoons, you’re more likely to see sleeping bundles of black-and-white fur.


When summer humidity hits, the animals often retreat to their air-conditioned quarters. In late summer, newborn cubs can be seen in the nursery; by autumn, they’re playing outside.


The Panda Base is quite interactive, encouraging and educating visitors on the importance of conservation. Call in at the museum, watch the 15-minute explanation about breeding, and browse the shop for everything panda, from serious books to kitschy souvenirs.


Visitors can volunteer at the base, cleaning out cages and feeding pandas. There’s an opportunity (around US$300) to hold a baby panda, but it’s a unique and endearing animal experience.



 

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Hangzhou, China
Qatar Airways has 4 flights a week

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Chengdu Panda Base
26 Xiongmao Dadao
Chenghua District Chengdu, China
Tel: +86 28 83510033
www.panda.org.cn

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