The Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding (hereafter Chengdu Panda Base) is a non-profit organization engaged in wildlife research, captive breeding, conservation education, and educational tourism.
The Chengdu Panda Base was founded in 1987, with six giant pandas rescued from the wild. Today (2008) our captive population has increased to 83 individuals from that founding population of only six. Genetic diversity in the population is sustained by the exchange of preserved genetic material with other facilities. We are very proud that we have not taken any giant pandas from the wild for 20 years. This demonstrates our unique and uncompromising commitment to the conservation of the wild ( in situ ) population and the healthy growth of the captive ( ex situ ) population.
Due to our research and commitment to animal health and welfare, 124 giant panda cubs have been born to our Base in 85 litters, 88 survived and now we have 83. To assist other institutions holding giant pandas we provide technical support and send our experts to assist with care, rearing, and breeding. So that all giant panda researchers can share their knowledge, we host the Giant Panda Annual Technical Meeting, inviting researchers from all over the world to share information to improve captive management for the conservation of giant pandas.
The Chengdu Panda Base covers an area of 106 hectares and will be enlarged to 200 hectares during the third phase of our expansion. Red pandas, golden monkeys and other wild and/or endangered species live and breed here
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Turkoglu (0) 2012-04-13 12:14
Çok iyi bir fotoğraf çekmişsiniz ve çok güçlü ve iyi ayrıntılara sahip.tebrikler ve selamlar
Vato_Law (12720) 2012-04-13 12:18
lovely photo of this giant panda in its natural environment.
I like how caught him right in the moment he was eating, and it's precisely his graceful gesture that i appreciate.
Good work here!
desy65 (576) 2012-04-13 12:21
Beautiful pictures, the colors are fabulous and the sharpness is excellent.
A big hello and good weekend,
guld (1042) 2012-04-13 13:14
What a lovable animal! First time I saw one was at the Washington Zoo. This is a great capture.Beautiful light and it is a candid shot. Bravo!
SNOOP_Chan (4271) 2012-04-13 14:14
Hello Gregg, i love these animals and reading your story made me feel good because out there there are people who care. Good close up on the bear who doesn't seem to care that somebody is aiming at him. They eat olny bamboo as i know. Good shot!
Miguel82 (24651) 2012-04-13 15:58
A superb picture of this endangered wild animal
It is very famous becoming the worldwide symbol of wildlife protection
nice colors and sharp picture
Sonata11 (33298) 2012-04-13 21:03
ten misiaczek jest tak milusinski ze mialoby sie ochote go przytulic. Sliczna mordka i pieknie uchwycony portret tego zwirzaka. Pieknie wykonane, bardzo mi sie podoba. Sliczne sa te misiaki. Fajna praca. Gratulacje.
Serdecznie pozdrawiam i zycze milego WE,
jhm (140563) 2012-04-14 1:11
Thank you very much for your intersting note.
Lovely portrait of the these Giant Panda.
Sharpness and clarity make this image great.
Color and presentation are pleasant for look at.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
bayno (18342) 2012-04-14 9:56
super nice animals, hight definition and lovely naturals colors...you capture a beautiful moment...
have a good day...
patdeph (35748) 2012-04-15 9:55
this is great work that is done in this base, and we have to thank them for the preservation of animals.
Your picture is very nice, the panda is so cute, and I like the soft texture of its hair very much.Very well done.
mesutilgim (85982) 2012-04-15 12:27
It's not often that we here at TE see this wonderfull animal.
Very good pov and perfect sharpness.
Many interesting notes.
TFS and best regards
Didi (57482) 2012-04-16 9:39
Very nice catch of the lovely panda surounded by greesns.
Interesting management of lights.
- Copyright: Grzegorz Oczkowicz (GREGG) (7888)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-09-18
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon 5D, Canon EF 70-200mm F/4L USM,, RAW, 67 and 52 Hoya UV filter
- Exposure: f/4, 1/50 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-04-13 12:07