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Playful pandas in Chengdu Panda Base.

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Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding, or simply Chengdu Panda Base, is a non-profit research and breeding facility for giant pandas and other rare animals. It is located in Chengdu, Sichuan, People's Republic of China.

Chengdu Panda Base was founded in 1987. It started with 6 giant pandas that were rescued from the wild. By 2008, it had 124 panda births, and the captive panda population has grown to 83.

Its stated goal is to "be a world-class research facility, conservation education center, and international educational tourism destination.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chengdu_Research_Base_of_Giant_Panda_Breeding

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