Bifengxia Panda Base

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Bifengxia Giant Panda Base
Bifengxia panda.jpg
A giant panda at the Bifengxia Panda Base
Date opened 2004
Location Ya'an, Sichuan, China
Coordinates 30°04′19″N 102°58′34″E / 30.0720°N 102.9762°E / 30.0720; 102.9762Coordinates: 30°04′19″N 102°58′34″E / 30.0720°N 102.9762°E / 30.0720; 102.9762
Website http://www.bifengxia.com/

Bifengxia Giant Panda Base (Chinese: 大熊猫研究中心碧峰峡基地; pinyin: dàxióngmāo yánjiū zhōngxīn bìfēngxiá jīdì) is a giant panda research and breeding facility in Bifengxia Town, Ya'an, Sichuan, China.[1] Since opening in 2004, it has become home to several more giant pandas. This includes the U.S.-born Hua Mei and Mei Sheng, who were relocated there after the May 12, 2008 Sichuan earthquake severely damaged the panda breeding center at the Wolong National Nature Reserve. Both facilities are managed by the China Conservation and Research Center for the Giant Panda.

The Vienna Zoo-born male panda Fu Long (b. 2007) was relocated to Bifengxia in November, 2009.[2] On February 5, 2010, Bifengxia became home to Tai Shan, who was born at the National Zoo in Washington D.C.[3][4] Later that year, Su Lin and Zhen Zhen from the San Diego Zoo were also moved here.[5]

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  1. ^ "Background Information About Chengdu and Bifengxia". National Zoological Park. Archived from the original on 2010-03-04. 
  2. ^ "Fu Long settles into his home at the Bifengxia Panda Base". Panda Lives On. Dec 20, 2009. Archived from the original on September 18, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Giant Panda Tai Shan Leaves Smithsonian's National Zoo for China". Smithsonian's National Zoo. Feb 4, 2010. 
  4. ^ "Giant Panda Tai Shan Arrives in China". National Zoological Park. Archived from the original on 2010-03-15. 
  5. ^ "Su Lin, Zhen Zhen Update". San Diego Zoo. Retrieved 16 December 2010.