Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding, or simply Chengdu Panda Base, is a non-profit research and breeding facility for giant pandas and other rare animals. It is located in Chengdu, Sichuan, China.
1. Breeding of Giant Pandas
The Base was created on behalf of six sick and hungry giant pandas that were rescued in the 1980s. It has never captured any wild giant pandas, but has bred 172 fetuses and 261 giant pandas, and the number of existing giant pandas has hit 176 (as of Jan.25, 2017) due to technological innovation. These captive giant pandas are the largest artificial breeding population in the world, who are of exceptional genetic quality and positive individual and behavioral health conditions.
2. Scientific Research on Giant Pandas
3. Education of Giant Panda Conservation
4. Giant Panda Tourism
In 1998, the World Tourism Organization evaluated the Base and rated it as a wonderful place, which enjoyed a reputation equal with the world natural heritage site Jiuzhaigou.
5. Chengdu Field Research Center for Giant Pandas of CRBGPB — “Panda Valley”
The “Panda Valley” had its soft open on Oct. 1, 2014 and opened officially to the public on April 20, 2015. Currently, “Panda Valley” possesses three giant panda wild transition training enclosures and one semi-wild transition training zone, where over ten giant pandas are receiving adaptive training to the wild throughout the year.