Founded in 1987, Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding is a non-profit and breeding facility for giant pandas and other precious and endangered animals. It is located at Futou Hill, about 10 kilometers away from downtown of Chengdu.
The base began with 6 wild pandas rescued from the wild. Now the number of giant pandas increases to 70.
Taking an area of 37,335 square meters, the base was built on basis of creating and imitating the wild environment. It is home not only of giant pandas but also of lesser pandas, black-necked cranes, white crane and some other rare and endangered animals. The necessary facilities for giant panda have been build, which contains fodder room, veterinary station and comprehensive service center. The imitative natural environment was built for protecting species of giant pandas and releasing into the wild at last.
In 1993, the Giant Panda Museum with the area of 4,000 square meters was established. It is the only museum in the world which focuses on rare and endangered animals. At present, the museum consists of three exhibition halls including giant panda, butterfly and vertebrate halls. The museum contains all kinds of pictures and more than 2,140 samples collected in Sichuan. In addition, the museum collects over 10,000 specimens and thousands volumes of documents related with giant pandas and other animals.
By the way, best time to see giant panda is during their meal time. Before 9 o’clock is the time for giant pandas to come out and have breakfast.
Admission Fee: 58RMB
How to get to: Take buses of No.87, No.198, No.867