Dujiangyan Panda Base
Base land covers 506,666 square meters (605,968 square yards), and it subdivides into 6 zones including: rescuing and quarantining area, disease prevention and control research area, recovering and training area, reception and education area, vegetation area, and service area. Dujiangyan Panda Base offers plentiful supply of bamboos as staple food for this treatured animal. Tourists can follow the cute animals activities with cameras, electronic devices and other means.
Panda Keeper's Program
Special work garments will be distributed to volunteers. The first chore is cleaning the animal cages, and followed by food preparation. Volunteers need to slice bamboos into smaller pieces for easier ingestion. In fact, an adult one consumes about 40kg (88 pounds) fresh bamboo shoots a day, 14kg (about 31 pounds) bamboo stalks, or 20kg (about 44 pounds) bamboo leaves. Be sure to feed them enough! Besides, snacks should be prepared including apples, carrots or steamed buns etc.
Visitors who are interested in this program can send emails to firstname.lastname@example.org to make a reservation. Each applicant needs to pay around CNY 700 per day. If they have any question, they can contact the base at +86-28-69290315.
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Famous Panda Stars
You can also visit the Panda Museum in the Dujiangyan Panda Base to know more about the lovely animals, such as their origin, habitat and habits. Tourists are suggested to go there in summer, when they can have a better chance to see the newly-born cubs in the nursery. The tiny, rosy and lovely cubs would be an unforgettable memory lasting lifelong.
How to get to Dujiangyan Panda Base from Chengdu:
2. Take a bus from North City Bus Station, Airport Bus Station, or Xinnanmen Bus Station to Dujiangyan. Then, take bus line 102 to Xiongmao Jikong Zhongxin and walk to the base.
|Entrance Fee||CNY 58; |
CNY 29 for children between 1.3 - 1.5 meters (4.3 - 4.9 feet);
Free for children under 1.3m.
|Opening Hours||08:30 – 17:00|
Dujiangyan Panda Valley: Located in the Baima Village, 19 km (11 miles) away from the above base in Dujiangyan. It allows visitors to join the volunteer program (CNY 800 to 900).
Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding: just 10 km (6 miles) away from downtown Chengdu.
Wolong National Nature Reserve: the largest panda reserve in China, 130km (80 miles) from Chengdu.
Ya'an Bifengxia Base of China Conservation and Research Center of Giant Panda: 150 km (93 miles) southwest of Chengdu.
Read more information about Chinese Giant Panda:
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I am wondering if we can volunteer year round also?
Firstly, thank you very much for this article!
Secondly, I have a couple of questions:
1) do they have a website? The phone number doesn’t seem to work..
2) what’s the final destination to buy the train ticket to?
Thank you so much for any help! :)
2. You can take a train to Dujiangyan Railway Station.
But they replied promptly via email!
I did the program last week and highly recommend it!!
Thank you again for this very helpful article!