Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding

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Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding
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The facility entrance
Simplified Chinese 成都大熊猫繁育研究基地
Traditional Chinese 成都大熊貓繁育研究基地

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, People's Republic of China.

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A Giant Panda at Chengdu Panda Base

Chengdu Panda Base was founded in 1987. It started with 6 giant pandas that were rescued from the wild. By 2008, it had 124 panda births, and the captive panda population has grown to 83.[1]

Its stated goal is to "be a world-class research facility, conservation education center, and international educational tourism destination."[1]

Partnerships[edit]

Chengdu Panda Base has partnered with many organizations in improving ways to conserve giant pandas. For example, its partnership with Zoo Atlanta helped the zoo secure the loan of 2 giant pandas.[2] To date, these 2 giant pandas, Yang Yang and Lun Lun, have produced three male off-spring: Mei Lan in 2006, Xi Lan in 2008, and Po born on November 3, 2010.[3][4][5][6]

Other research partners include:[7]

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Coordinates: 30°44′19″N 104°8′31″E / 30.73861°N 104.14194°E / 30.73861; 104.14194