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
Red Panda in Chengdu Panda Breeding Research Center Dujiangyan Breeding Yefang Research Center

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.

Entrance of the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding
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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][2]

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


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.[3] 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[4][5][6][7] and twins Ya Lun and Xi Lun on September 3, 2016.

Other research partners include:[8]

On April 11, 2013, Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding and CNTV reached an agreement on the establishment of after an official signing ceremony, and they immediately started preparing for the test launch (which was estimated in June, 2013).[9]

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  1. ^ a b "About Chengdu Panda Base".
  2. ^ "Giant Panda Base – Chengdu". My »Travel in China« Site. Archived from the original on 21 March 2019. Retrieved 21 March 2019.
  3. ^ "Zoo Atlanta's Conservation Education Initiative in China". Archived from the original on 2008-03-17.
  4. ^ "New Giant Panda cub born at Zoo Atlanta". Zoo Atlanta. Archived from the original on 2013-10-08. Retrieved 2008-09-15.
  5. ^ "Zoo Atlanta's Giant Panda Cub Is Named Xi Lan". Zoo Atlanta. December 8, 2008.
  6. ^ "2010's only US giant panda cub born in Atlanta zoo". CNN. 2010-11-03.
  7. ^ "Zoo Atlanta and Dreamworks Animation Announce Panda Cub's New Name". Zoo Atlanta. February 15, 2011. Archived from the original on 2013-05-21. Retrieved 2011-03-28.
  8. ^ "Research partners".
  9. ^ "央视网络 "熊猫频道"合作签字仪式在北京举行 - 成都大熊猫繁育研究基地". Retrieved 2016-10-15.

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