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Jiuzhaigou Giant Panda Park opens,Here’s your chance to name three giant pandas

Source:sc.china.com.cn Date:2020-06-18 09:42:39Editor:

On June 16, Jiuzhaigou Panda Park was thrown open to public. People can now suggest names for three giant pandas in the park.


Jiuzhaigou

Jiuzhaigou is the only tourist attraction in China which has been classified both as a "World Natural Heritage" and "World Biosphere Reserve". Its picturesque scenery attracts tourists from all over the world. Like Michael and Brenda, tourists from Australia, who were left awestruck by the beauty of Jiuzhaigou. "We have been to many national parks across the world that are picture-perfect, Jiuzhaigou fits right in,” Brenda said.


Pandas in Jiuzhaigou Giant Panda Park

Jiuzhaigou Giant Panda Park is a pilot project of China's National Giant Panda Park, located in Wujiao Giant Panda Nature Reserve, Jiuzhaigou County, with an average altitude of 2,380 meters, a total area of 3221.31 square meters, and a total investment of about 60 million yuan. The park integrates giant panda protection, research, science popularization and publicity.


Pandas in Jiuzhaigou Giant Panda Park

In order to ensure a memorable inauguration for the panda park, China Giant Panda Protection and Research Center has moved four giant pandas to the park. One of the giant pandas is called "little gift", which means a gift from heaven. It is a "star" panda that San Diego Zoo in the United States has returned back to Sichuan. It boasts of many admirers in the United States and around the world.


Pandas in Jiuzhaigou Giant Panda Park

According to the fourth national survey of giant pandas, the habitat area of giant pandas in Aba Prefecture is 406,000 hectares, accounting for 15.7% of the total area of giant panda habitat in the country; the total number of wild giant pandas is 348 (ranking the second in the province), accounting for 18.7% of the total number of wild giant pandas in the country. There are 31 wild pandas in Jiuzhaigou County, including 22 in Wujiao nature reserve. The presence of four giant pandas ended the history of Jiuzhaigou County with wild giant pandas but without giant panda base park.


Pandas in Jiuzhaigou Giant Panda Park

There are 170 types of vertebrates in Wujiao Giant Panda Nature Reserve, including 26 kinds of national key protected animals, including wild giant panda, golden monkey, wildebeest, white lipped deer, snow leopard, leopard, etc.; there are 278 kinds of forest plants, including more than 10 kinds of rare species of trees. There are clear mountain lakes and large areas of virgin forests in the reserve. In autumn, the entire reserve is covered in resplendent crimson leaves, forests don several colours at once and the sparkling lakes attract many tourists.(By Edina Liang)