the panda's habitat is the bamboo forest

Qinling MountainsThe Qinling mountains, one of the major giant panda habitats

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The only remaining giant panda habitat is on the mountainous eastern edge of west Trung Quốc, in Sichuan, Shaanxi, and Gansu provinces.

Giant Pandas mainly live in Sichuan Province (thus nicknamed "home of Giant Pandas"). Giant pandas usually live in bamboo forests.

There are over 60 nature reserves in Trung Quốc vĩ đại protect giant panda's living habitat.

See the best reserves vĩ đại see giant pandas.

How vĩ đại Plan a Panda Tour

Where Panda Live — Bamboo Forests

Giant pandas live in large bamboo forests on humid and relatively high mountains — about 1,200 vĩ đại 3,100 meters (4,000 vĩ đại 10,000 feet) above sea level.

Currently, about 1,600 giant pandas live in over đôi mươi,000 square kilometers (8,000 mi2) of habitat.

Recommended tours:

  • 1-Day Dujiangyan Panda Keeper Program Tour
  • 1-Day Chengdu Panda and Sichuan Cuisine Tour
  • 4-Day Wolong In-Depth Panda Tour

Giant Panda Volunteer Program

Giant Pandas' Habitat Are Shrinking

The giant panda's habitat once spread across central, southern, and eastern Trung Quốc, and China's neighboring countries of Myanmar and northern Vietnam.

But it has been dramatically reduced by the growth in people's logging and farming practices.

Now the species is restricted vĩ đại only about đôi mươi isolated patches in western China's Sichuan, Gansu, and Shaanxi Provinces.

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The Major Areas of Giant Panda Habitat

Wild Giant Pandas are mainly distributed in the Min Mountains (岷山) in Sichuan and Gansu provinces, and the Qin Mountains (or Qinling 秦岭) in Shaanxi Province.

Giant panda habitat

The Min Mountains

The Min Mountains (岷山 Mínshān) tư vấn the largest population of pandas in Trung Quốc, 44% of all China's pandas. 27 giant panda reserves have been established in the mountains vĩ đại protect them.

The Qin Mountains

Wild giant panda at foping nature reserveA wild giant panda in Foping Nature Reserve in the Qinling Mountains

The Qin Mountains (秦岭 Qínlǐng) are part of China's most important watershed, which provide a natural barrier between the North and South of the country. They are home page vĩ đại 270 Qinling pandas, a sub-species of the giant panda.

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Foping and Changqing nature reserves have been established there vĩ đại protect them and other rare species.

Foping Nature Reserve is humid all year around, which suitable for the pandas, and 55% of the forest is bamboo, giant pandas' main food.

Many pandas live in this 350 km2 (140 mi2) reserve, around one for an area of 2.5 kilometers. Coming across a panda there is quite likely. The reserve is closed vĩ đại travelers at the time of writing.

Recommended tours:

  • 3-Day Giant Panda, Giant Buddha, and Ancient Town Tour
  • 5-Day Chengdu, Leshan and Mount. Emei Tour

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Giant Panda Protection

Giant Panda Bases

Giant pandas at Chengdu Panda Breeding CenterGiant Pandas at Chengdu Panda Breeding Center

Many panda bases have been established vĩ đại help the reproduction of this species.

Some pandas are then introduced vĩ đại the wild from the main panda bases in Sichuan:

  • Chengdu Giant Panda Breeding Center
  • Bifengxia Giant Panda Center
  • Dujiangyan Panda Base
  • Wolong Panda Center

Over 60 Nature Reserves

There are over 60 nature reserves, covering over 10,000 square kilometers (4,000 square mile), vĩ đại protect this endangered species. Wolong (130 km, 80 mi, from Chengdu) and Foping are the two major giant panda protection reserves.

Connecting Isolated Habitats by Planting Bamboo Forest

WolongWolong Nature Reserve

The bamboo forest has been planted in the zones between some isolated patches of giant panda habitat vĩ đại links them together. Now giant pandas have a chance vĩ đại migrate if food is scarce in their area.

Reforestation vĩ đại extend existing habitats also helps create a more spacious and less stressful environment for the pandas.

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Top Places vĩ đại See Giant Pandas in China

Panda cub

The best place vĩ đại see giant pandas is, of course, in Sichuan Province in west Trung Quốc. You can see many giant pandas in the panda base and panda center.

The Giant Panda Breeding Center in Chengdu is the best place vĩ đại see baby giant pandas.

Dujiangyan Base close vĩ đại Chengdu is the best place for giant panda volunteer program.

Wolong Panda Center is the best place vĩ đại explore giant panda's habitat.

You can also see giant pandas in zoos in other cities, such as Beijing Zoo and Hong Kong Ocean Park.

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