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In order to protect the giant pandas from canine distemper infection, all the panda bases stopped the panda interconnect activities since January, 2015. Dujiangyan Panda Base has reopened the volunteer programsince March 24, 2015. And it allows visitors to take pictures holding a panda now. The reopening date of these programs at Chengdu Giant Panda Breeding and Research Base and Bifengxia Giant Panda Base is still TBA.
China Conservation and Research Centre for the Giant Panda (CCRCGP) Bifengxia Base, Bifengxia Giant Panda Base for short (or Green Peak Valley) has dense forest , numerous waterfalls and breathtaking scenery that make a visit very pleasant.
Bifengxia Giant Panda Base was established at the end of 2003, and has become a paradise for giant pandas, a national treasure, with the function of raising, breeding and rescuing giant pandas. It has over 20 giant pandas.
Here visitors can see pandas more in their natural environment than at the Chengdu Panda Breeding Center. At the base, the pandas are trained in a simulated wild environment and returned to nature once researches show that they are fit enough to survive in the wild.
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Volunteer programs gives a unique experience of getting close contact with the cuddly giant pandas. During the program, participants can work with skilled panda keepers to take care of the pandas. Now only Dujiangyan Panda Base offer the volunteer programs.
Interesting activities include cleaning and weighing fresh bamboo to feed the pandas, cleaning panda enclosures and bathing the pandas. At the end of the program, each participant is issued a certificate which proves their volunteering at the base.
Bifengxia Giant Panda Base has stopped the panda interconnect activities since January, 2015. The reopening date is to be announced.
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