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Wolong Nature Reserve

Listed under Wildlife in Central China, China.

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The Wolong Nature Reserve is high enough in the mountains to have been relatively undisturbed by people and is now one of the world’s last panda supporting environments. In response to this the WWF in conjuncture with the Chinese government built a Panda Research Centre in the reserve, where injured and poorly pandas come to be rehabilitated or else breed in captivity. This is the world’s most successful panda breeding centre and most of the pandas you’ll see in zoos internationally come from Wolong.

Red pandas, yaks and some rarer monkeys can also be found in this quiet, misty jungle blended of bamboo groves and conifers. Hunting and logging aren’t allowed and the place is left to the quiet cultural groups who live here and way off the beaten track visitors looking for a real experience of the Chinese wilderness.

Written by  Amber Giles.

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