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Fengtongzhai giant panda nature reserve

The Giant Panda Natural Preservation in Fengtong Village, a National Nature Preservation Zone, situated at the northeast slope on the northern Jiajin Mountainin Baoxing County, Ya’an City, is a ecological nature preservation zone with an area of 40 thousand hectares, mainly in charge of the protection of the rare wild animals, such as giant pandas, and their habitants. The zone with extending mountains, dense forests, and bamboos, springs, waterfalls, steams all over, is the natural paradise of the rare wild lives like giant pandas, golden monkeys,etc.As well as rare foliage like Dove Tree,LianXiang Tree etc. There are 378 kinds of animals, among which there are over 30 kinds of Key Animals under the National Protection, and 1050 kinds of foliage as well.

In the Administrative Office of the preservation zone, there are Scientific Research Showrooms, Breeding, Reproduction and Saving Sites for Animals, to breed giant pandas, lesser pandas, black bears, Malay bears, tragopans, etc. The over-40-hectare half of wild breeding site has giant pandas, lesser pandas and white-lip deer for the tourists to visit and enjoy. Near the Administrative Office, there are also Monkey District in Nanshan Hill, Back Mountainous District, Flying Waterfalls of
Dashuigou, Tianxin Rock, Guoba Rock, Snow Peaks, Hot Springs and other scenic spots.The Dengchigou Catholic Church is the place where the French preacher and biologist David found the giant pandas and introduced them overseas from here in 1869 and thus it has become an important humanistic spot as well.Giant panda - the beloved national treasure and one of the endangered species on the globe -China established the Chengdu Panda Breeding and Research Center in 1987. The founding of the center is based on the original Chengdu Giant Panda Protection and Research Institute. Located just 10 km from downtown Chengdu, the breeding base covers a land area of 100 hectares with easy traffic access.

The Research Base shows many practical specimens of the Giant Panda, including fossils, dissected anatomical remains, diet specimens, etc. The Museum also has many large zoology scope-enclosures exceeding an area of 300 square meters. These enclosures accurately represent the panda's natural environments in Qinling, Liangshan, Xiangling, Minshan, and Qionglai Mountain.The Museum introduces and details the Giant Panda's evolvement history, ancient and current distribution, their general situation, and the current state of knowledge and research being done by humans. This lets visitors understand the Giant Panda, and also shows the efforts made by the Chinese government to protect and save the beloved creature. Although the panda is endangered, the Base is proof that the Chinese community and the world are fighting to protect it and its habitat.

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