4 days Panda volunteer work at Bifengxia Panda Base
Morning transfer from Chengdu to Bifengxia, a scenic valley in the green mountains of western Sichuan. You will spend two days staying with these lovely panda bears and also the panda center staff who have dedicated their lives to Giant Pandas. Upon arrival at Bifengxia, check into Xiaoxitian hotel (the only hotel at Panda Center). Afternoon your guide will help you to register for your following days volunteering work at the panda center. The rest of the days, you will be guided to visit Panda Center or you can hike at Bifengxia Valley. B=breakfast
Volunteering work starts. You will receive a training on how to care for pandas and the guidelines for working with your panda keeper.
Following a short training, volunteer service might include:
The assistant of panda keeper:
- Clean the bedroom and the garden for the giant panda.
- Prepare food, such as carrot, apples, panda bread and biscuit. Also carry the bamboo.
- Sometimes you should help the scientists to collect the behavior data.
- Sometimes, you should help the veterinary to do the medicine care for the panda.
The interpreter of panda garden:
- Introduce the giant panda research, such as: the breeding, hand-rearing, Husbandry, enrichment and more.
- Introduce the giant panda research cooperation, such as: with The States, Japan, Austria, Thailand and so on, also the development of all of these co-operations.
- Introduce all the giant pandas, the different habit, behavior, experience of each giant panda.
- Introduce all the buildings and their function.
- Tell the stories of the giant panda for the visitors.
While you do volunteering work, you will have time to watch and photograph the pandas. Food on your own (we suggest you to have food at your hotel).
Morning your guide will meet you and assist you in returning the working suits, you will be awarded one volunteer certificate by panda center, take photos with the center staff. Afterwards transfer back to Chengdu, end the trip.