What makes Dujiangyan Panda Base different?
Dujiangyan Panda Base, also known as “Panda Paradise”, is located nearby the Taoist retreat Qingchengshan (Mount Green City) in Southwestern Chengdu. The Base is the only Panda Base in China open to one-day panda keepers who can experience giant panda rescuing, feeding and caring in a day. It is also the only research institution in the world special for giant pandas’ disease control, rescuing and rehabilitation. Dujiangyan Panda Base is a must-see destination for Panda fans.
Panda Rehabilitation Base
Dujiangyan Panda Base, funded by the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government, was established after the 2008 earthquake in China to relocate pandas from severely damaged China Conservation and Research Center for Giant Panda. The lush bamboo forests, fresh air and favorable weather here make this place a great choice to accommodate senior and injured pandas. Giant pandas leaving or returning to China also live here for health check and observation.
One-day panda keepers
Dujiangyan Panda Base offers tourists a close contact with giant pandas. It is the only panda base in china that provides tourists with an opportunity to serve as one-day panda keepers. One-day keepers will enjoy a few hours with giant pandas from 08:30am to 16:00pm, during which volunteers need to clean pandas’ cages, make food for and feed those adorable animals. After one day’s work, all participants will receive a certificate and souvenirs. It will be an unforgettable experience for any panda fan. Please note that, since the Base accepts up to 30 volunteers a day, please make reservation ahead of time.
There are four parks open to tourists at the Dujiangyan Panda Base, namely Park Diequan, Park Linze, Park Shuangnan and Park Pan Pan. Park Pan Pan received its name because it was the home of Panda Pan Pan, the archetype for the mascot of the Beijing Asian Games in 1990. Panda Tai Shan, arguably the most popular giant panda in the world, is also a resident of this park.