The Chengdu Giant Panda Breeding Research Center is located 10 KM from the downtown of Chengdu city,it imitates the pandas' actual habitat in order that they might have a best possible environment for rearing and breeding.
The Giant Panda Museum was opened in 1993.This is the world's only thematic museum for rare and endangered animal species.The three main exhibitions are in the Giant Panda Hall,the Butterfly Hall and the Vertebrate Hall.The excellent exhibitions provide a wonderful venue for all who are interested in seeing something of the propagation and protection of the region natural bio-diversity.
The giant pandas are only found in Sichuan, Shanxi and Gansu provinces.Adult giant panda usually 120-190 cm,with an average weight of 80-120 kg.They are white and black.The legs,shoulders,ears and oval patches around the eyes are black,and the rest of the coat is white.But the baby cubs of panda is red with rarely white feather.And the baby panda weights just 150 grams,only one thousandth of the mother panda's weight.
In the wild after a gestation period of 125 to 150 days,if twins are born,mother pandas usually will ignore the weaker one in order to keep one survive.The panda’s lifespan in the wild is about 18-20 years,while with an averages over 30 years once in captivity.Pandas feed mostly on bamboo,a tall woody plant full of fiber.But panda’s digestive system does not absorb the fiber,so it must eat a lot.Pandas also eat flowers,vines,tufted grasses,green corn,honey and rodents.Pandas are carnivores, occasionally turning to animals,such as bamboo rats,which feed on the bamboo roots.
And actually,the Center cares is not only for Giant pandas,other rare and endangered wild animals,like lesser pandas, black-necked cranes,white storks as well as over 20 species are fed and bred there throughout the year. Verdant bamboo,bright flowers, fresh air,a natural hill scene and a beautiful artificial view are merged ingeniously at the base.
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