Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding
Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding (Chinese name: Chengdu Da Xiong Mao Fan Yu Ji Di, 成都大熊猫繁育基地) is located 10km north from downtown Chengdu, covering an area of about 247 acres. It is famous for the protection and breeding of endangered wild animals that are unique to China, including giant pandas and red pandas.Established in 1987, the base rescued six sick and hungry pandas from wild. The base has never captured any wild giant pandas, but has bred 172 fetuses and 261 giant pandas, and the number of existing giant pandas has hit 176 in 2017 due to technological innovation. These captive giant pandas are the largest artificial breeding population in the world.
Compared to other panda bases in Sichuan province, the Chengdu panda base is a good option for those who have limited time in the city. At this facility, you will see pandas at different ages from baby to sub-adult to adult to senior pandas. One of most entertaining things to see here are these cute and cuddly animals making various funny movements while they eat and play. It’s such a vast area inside, so make sure you don’t miss any of the pandas. If you are more interested in infants, please visit the panda base between June to October, when panda mothers give birth.
Opening time: 07:30am—18:00pm, all year round
Entrance ticket: 58yuan p.p.