Top 10 Panda Habitats in China
#10 Longxi-Hongkou National Nature Reserve（龙溪－虹口国家级自然保护区）
Built in 1993, the Longxi-Hongkou National Nature Reserve is located in Longchi Town, 25 kilometers northwest of Dujiangyan city, Sichuan Province, covering an area of 34,000 hectares. It is on the west bank of upper reaches of Minjiang River, which belongs to the water source protection zone at upper reaches of Minjiang River.
The reserve is one of the most important panda habitats. About 10 to 20 wild pandas live in the subtropical mountain forest at 1,400-3,400 meters in altitude, enjoying the habitat's abundant food supply. The pandas share the reserve's natural resources with other precious wild animals such as golden monkeys and leopards.
With massive forests and wide rivers flowing through the reserve, Heshuihe is home to a large variety of protected species, including the giant panda and golden monkey.
The reserve's altitude, moderate temperatures and humidity and other natural conditions are suitable for the growth, breeding and inhabitation of pandas. Abundant plant resources in the reserve provide pandas with their favorite bamboo throughout the year. About 30 wild pandas live in the area, one of the largest numbers of any reserve in Sichuan province.
A rescue center, an academic center and 10 protection centers for pandas have also been established in the reserve.
#8 Wujiao Panda Nature Reserve （勿角大熊猫自然保护区）
Wujiao Panda Nature Reserve is located 45 kilometers southeast of Jiuzhaigou Town, covering an area of 36,349 hectares. In 1993, it became a provincial-level nature reserve.
#7 Wanglang National Nature Reserve （王朗国家级自然保护区）
Established in 1965, Wanglang National Nature Reserve is one of the four earliest-built nature reserves for the protection of giant pandas, other rare wild animals and their habitat.
#6 Shaanxi Foping Nature Reserve （陕西佛坪大熊猫自然保护区）
Foping Nature Reserve is located in the Qinling Mountains, covering an area of 35,000 hectares. It was established in 1978, for the purpose of protecting giant pandas and their habitat.
#5 Tangjiahe Nature Reserve （唐家河国家级自然保护区）
As one of China's major giant panda habitats, the Tangjiahe Nature Reserve is located in Qingchuan County on the northwestern edge of Sichuan Basin, approximately a five-hour drive from downtown...
#4 Gansu Baishuijiang National Nature Reserve （甘肃白水江国家级自然保护区）
Established in 1978, Baishuijiang National Nature Reserve is located in Wenxian County, south of Gansu Province. The whole preservation zone is in the shape of a ribbon, 110 kilometers long east to...
#3 Chengdu Research Base for Giant Panda Breeding （成都大熊猫繁育研究基地）
Chengdu Research Base for Giant Panda Breeding, or Chengdu Panda Base, is a non-profit research and breeding facility for giant pandas and other rare animals.
#2 Sichuan Bifengxia Panda Breeding Base （四川碧峰峡大熊猫繁育基地）
Opened in 2004, Bifengxia Panda Breeding Base is a giant panda breeding facility in Ya'an, Sichuan Province for raising and breeding, protecting the species and increasing the panda population.
#1 Sichuan Wolong National Nature Reserve （四川卧龙自然保护区）
Built in 1963, the Sichuan Wolong National Nature Reserve is one of the earliest reserves in China. It is located in Wenchuan County, Aba Prefecture, only 120 km away from the urban area of...
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