The Chengdu Panda Breeding Research Base was built to imitate
the wild ecological environment of pandas. It covers a space
of 560 mus, with a green coverage of 96 percent. The base created
a perfect ecological environment for the living and breeding
of pandas and other precious and rare wild animals. It breeds
over 20 pandas and lesser pandas, black-necked cranes, white
cranes and others.
It is a panda breeding scientific research institute built in
accordance with international standards for the purpose of rescuing
the endangered wild animal, i.e. the panda. It includes a scientific
research building, an open research laboratory, an animal hospital,
an animal house, a panda playground, a swan lake, a panda museum,
and a comprehensive service department. Here, green bamboo and
trees, birds, and flowers combined with man-made sights constitute
the living and breeding place for pandas and other rare animals.
Till 1998, the base had bred 32 pandas, giving birth to 48 baby
pandas, of which 28 lived, and accomplished scientific research
in over 50 related subjects, winning more than 30 awards.
The base has won the UN Environmental Program's award of the
"global 500 best", and the gold award of green science
and technology of China, an excellent national project of environment
control, 100 advanced units of green plantation of Sichuan Province,
and the title of model base of popular science education of
To achieve the aim of protecting and expanding the wild species
of panda and finally returning them to their natural habitat,
the base imitated the wild ecological environment of pandas
in its second and third stages of construction.