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Sen Sen shows the wrong way to install a tree guard.

A Tree Grows in China

Tree guards are important this time of year at Gengda Panda Base! The devices keep pandas away from the tops of trees so they can form new branches and have a fighting chance to grow. Branches are beneficial not least because their leaves will provide shade in the yards. But try explaining that to pandas.

Inside Wolong

Photographer Ami Vitale was allowed exclusive access into the Wolong National Nature Reserve managed by the China Conservation and Research Centre for the Giant Panda to witness pandas being trained for release into the wild. Check out these photos from her visit. –Pandas International

Panda Enrichment Study

Behavioral enrichment also called environmental enrichment is an animal husbandry principle that seeks to enhance the quality of captive animal care by identifying and providing the environmental stimuli necessary for optimal psychological and physiological well being. The goal of environmental enrichment is to improve or maintain an animal’s physical and psychological health by increasing range

Horses Like Bamboo, Too

We recently caught this article suggesting that horses are a threat to panda survival because they like to snack on bamboo, too. And not only do they snack, they leave very little behind. So as a solution, authorities have banned horses from the Wolong Nature Reserve in an effort to revive the bamboo population and better support

A Look at Sichuan Giant Panda Sanctuaries

We love this video from UNESCO showcasing the beautiful landscape of Wolong, Mt. Siguniang and Jiajing Mountains. Together, the sanctuaries are the largest remaining contiguous habitat for Giant Pandas. –Pandas International

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