Wolong Panda Reserve Facts
Wolong Giant Panda Reserve (Shenshuping Panda Base), the largest breeding center for giant pandas worldwide, is open for the feeding, breeding, reproduction, wildness trainings and scientific studies of giant pandas. Panda lovers can visit pandas, be panda volunteers, contact pandas, and enjoy outdoor trekking activity, etc.
Type: World Heritage Site, Nature Reserve, Wildlife & Animals
Best Time: April to November
Recommended Visiting Time: about 1-2 days
Open Hours: 08:00~18:00
Admission Fee: 98 RMB / Person
Altitude: about 1700 meters
Address: Gengda Township, Wolong Nature Reserve, Aba Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan, China
Wolong National Nature Reserve or Wolong Panda Center is considered to be the real hometown of wild pandas. It is a newly built panda center that focuses on panda wilderness training programs.
If you want to see pandas enjoying their original habitat and experience a variety of panda volunteer programs, Wolong National Nature Reserve is the perfect choice for you.
Besides, the more natural surrounding and harmonious environment for giant pandas enable Wolong Panda Base the top place for panda lovers to visit giant pandas, get more fun with the chubby animals and learn more about the national treasure in China.
Wolong Giant Panda Reserve, belonging to the Wolong National Nature Reserve that is reputed as the “Panda Kingdom” and “Gene Pool of Precious Flora and Fauna”, is home to about 60 percent of the world’s total panda population. Standing about 1700 meters above the sea, Wolong Giant Panda Reserve is the world’s largest breeding center for the giant pandas with more than 30 captive pandas.
At present, there are over 30 captive pandas in Shenshuping Panda Base and travelers can admire them in different enclosures, see them playing, eating bamboos and climbing trees, understand the living habits of giant pandas in the superb natural environment, join as panda volunteers to get close to their daily life.
Adult Giant Pandas
Most of the giant pandas of over 5 years old in Wolong Panda Reserve stay individually in the large panda enclosures. Each of the enclosure consists of an in-door room and an out-door courtyard. Travelers can see pandas eating leisurely in the out-door courtyard, lying on the ground and looking up at the blue sky…Since they have pudgy bodies, the adult pandas may seldom exercise and spend much time sleeping and having nice dreams. Enclosures are a lot that you will be busy taking photos and making videos. Watch your steps!
Sub-adult Giant Pandas
Sub-adult giant pandas are usually between 2 to 5 years old. They are relatively smaller but more active than the adult pandas. It is very interesting that knowing how to eat bamboo stands for the individual living ability of a little giant panda to grow up to an adult one, so many sub-adult giant pandas are trying to learn about how to eat bamboo during this special period. Prepare your camera for these hot stars!
Baby giant pandas are from 1 to 2 years old. Since May 11, 2016, there are seven baby pandas which were born in 2015 living in panda nursery garden. And you can see some of the little giant babies there at the Panda Kindergarten at Shenshuping Panda Base. Baby pandas are extremely lovely and attractive. They like crawling and rolling, learning to climb trees, playing with each other, being curious about the environment, wanting to explore the world. Spend some time pleasing eyes with the lovely creatures.
Different from the other panda bases, Wolong National Nature Reserve offers a red panda keeper program.
According to many reviews, the program is more interesting than the giant panda program because the red pandas are more active and you enjoy barrier-free contact with them.
In the program, you can feed a group of red pandas without a fence in between you and you can also touch and photograph them.
Join our red panda volunteer program and have a zero-distance encounter with the cute animals.
Age limit: 8 to 70 years old
Wolong, known as "the homeland of pandas" in China, is part of the original habitat of wild pandas.
To enrich your experience, you can consider taking a 2-hour hike in Dengsheng Gorge, which is an authentic natural habitat for wild giant pandas as well as other wild and rare animals.
Even though there is a slim chance of seeing pandas or even their footprints, you will be impressed by the beautiful scenery, fresh air, rare plants, and tranquility far away from the city's hustle and bustle.
Wolong Panda Center is 120 kilometers outside of Chengdu by road. It takes about 3 hours to get there by public bus. Buses operate from Chadianzi Bus Station in Chengdu's Jinniu District to Wolong Town.
It is more convenient to get there by private car, which is included in our private Wolong tours. This ensures you save time on transportation and enjoy spending more time with pandas.
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