The giant panda is a rare and beloved animal that is on the endangered animals list. There are less than an estimated 2,000 individuals are alive in the wild and they only live on the six major mountain ranges in Sichuan, Shaanxi and Gansu provinces of China. Because these cherished animals are facing extinction, there are entire research centers dedicated to saving the species.
The Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding is just one of those centers. Chengdu is the ancient home of the giant pandas, so itâs the perfect spot to study and help the animal. Working at a place like this would be so satisfying and also adorable. These photos were taken from inside the center. To work here would be so many people’s dream job.
The breeding center was created by Director Zhang Hemin. It’s goal is to help bolster the giant panda population.
The Chengdu Panda Base is known for their preservation efforts, the breeding of giant pandas, conservation education, tourism education, and panda cultural events.
The giant panda population is threatened by continued habitat loss and by a very low birthrate, both in the wild and captivity.