Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding
|Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding|
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.
Its stated goal is to "be a world-class research facility, conservation education center, and international educational tourism destination."
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. To date, these 2 giant pandas, Yang Yang and Lun Lun, have produced five off-spring: Mei Lan in 2006, Xi Lan in 2008, Po on November 3, 2010, twins Mei Lun and Mei Huan on July 15, 2013 and twins Ya Lun and Xi Lun on September 3, 2016.
Other research partners include:
- Adventure World in Shirahama, Wakayama, Japan
- East Bay Zoological Society, Oakland, California, United States
- University of Liverpool, England, UK
- National Institute of Health/National Cancer Institution, United States
- National Zoological Park, Washington, D.C., United States
- Nihon University, Tokyo, Japan
- North of England Zoological Society, England, UK
- The Oakland China Wildlife Preservation Foundation, California, United States
- San Diego Zoo, California, United States
- University of Japan
- Edinburgh Zoo, Scotland, UK
- Calgary Zoo, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
On April 11, 2013, Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding and CNTV reached an agreement on the establishment of iPanda.com after an official signing ceremony, and they immediately started preparing for the test launch (which was estimated in June, 2013).
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