History of the volunteer program at Chengdu Panda Base

 

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Sun, 07/29/2012 - 21:09 -- Elaine

Giant Panda is one of the rarest animals in the world and it is China's national treasure. Do you want to have a close contact with the adorable Giant Panda? You can get the chance by visiting the Chengdu Panda Base and you can even get a precious chance to spend some time with The Giant Panda for few days. One of the things to do in Chengdu is to visit the Giant Panda base and get closer to them by applying for the volunteer work at Chengdu Panda Base. In the Volunteering Program, you can do some practical service for the lovely cubs, cleaning the garden, preparing food or even feeding them kindly like treating them as your own lovely babies. You can definitely find something more cute about them which the tourists maybe difficult to find. To be a volunteer, which is one of the valuable things to do in Chengdu will make your tour in Chengdu more meaningful and memorable.

Lovely Giant Pandas In Chengdu Panda Base

Giant Panda -- Living Fossils In The World

The fossils show that the ancestors of Giant Panda appeared 2-3 million year's ago, many other animal species of the same period are extinct, while Giant Pandas still remains till today. So, the Giant Panda has a great scientific value and is called the "Living fossil of Animal". In the recent years, China's population has been booming up, low mountain valleys where the Giant Panda used to live are becoming resident's settlement now, many habitats of Giant Panda have disappeared. Giant Panda can only live at an altitude between 1,200 m. (3,937 ft.) and 3,400 m. (11,154 ft.) which is still the growing range of bamboo. The existence about Giant Panda has already drawn great attention all over the world in a long time. Recently the Chinese government has adopted a series of effective measurements to better protect the endangered living fossils in the world.

A Happy Volunteer Preparing Carrots For Giant Pandas

Chengdu Panda Base And The Volunteering Program

Chengdu Panda Base is located in the northern suburb of Chengdu, where it  is a quiet and peaceful land with the fresh air and natural landscape. Also different kinds of rare and endangered animals live here peacefully. Many special and professional workers here take good care of the Giant Pandas and other rare animals. Chengdu Panda base always takes various kinds of international cooperation and exchanges of Pandas with different countries in the world. To arouse more attention and let people know and care more about giant panda, a volunteering program has been developed over the years. People from all over the world can have a chance to get up close to the world-precious treasure -- Giant Panda. Once you apply for it and you are qualified, as a volunteer, you can get close to the adorable animal, know more about their life and you can even prepare food and feed them with experts' professional instruction.

How to be a Volunteer of Chengdu Panda Base?

Generally, it is easy to be a volunteer at Chengdu Panda Base, you should be above 10 and apply for it in advance to confirm the volunteer work time, besides you'd better bring a statement from your doctor which states that you are in good health. Don't forget one of the meaningful things to do in Chengdu -- Be a volunteer at Chengdu Panda Base and get close to the lovely babies -- Giant Panda. You'll definitely have a nice and valuable time as well as make your life more treasurable and memorable!

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