With only a thousand Giant Pandas remaining
in the wild, they are an endangered species.
To ensure their survival, China developed a
conservation centre in Chengdu which now
houses about 80 pandas, the world’s largest
captive Giant Panda population.
The reserve comprises a large area covered
by trees and bamboo, reminiscent of the
pandas’ natural habitat. Stroll around the
grounds to observe the pandas in their
enclosures and visit the informative museum
to learn more about the achievements of this successful research and
When circumstances permit, there may be the chance to meet and hold a baby panda. This is at additional cost and is arranged and paid for locally.
Panda Care Experience
Visit Bifengxia Panda
Reserve, about 100 miles from Chengdu, where we can arrange unparalleled
access to the pandas. Accompanied by
one of the experienced keepers, you
have the opportunity to assist with the
animals’ daily care routine. The program
will vary but may include preparing
natural foods, feeding the pandas,
washing the pandas and cleaning the
enclosure. It is also sometimes possible
to be involved with collecting behavioural
data and administering medical care.
This is a very hands-on way
to experience the vital work that is
carried out here. If you wish you
may visit for several days which will give you
plenty of time to observe and really get to
know the pandas that you are caring for. Please note that we now only offer the Panda Care Experience at Bifengxia as it is no longer available at the Chengdu Panda Reserve.