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Pandas learn survival skills ahead of release

01-11-2012 15:22 BJT Special Report:Captive-bred Pandas Released to Wild |

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China is planning to reintroduce pandas into the wild, after years of carrying out specialist breeding and training programs. 6 pandas have been chosen as trailblazers, and they're currently in a transitional training base, preparing for their momentous return to nature.

The half-dozen bears were selected from 108 pandas living at the Dujiangyan Giant Panda Breeding and Release Research Center -- which is also known as "Panda Valley".

Their selection follows a year-long study of their health and genetic backgrounds, and they'll stay at the base for several years, to fully hone their panda survival skills.

The half-dozen bears were selected from 108 pandas living at the Dujiangyan Giant Panda
Breeding and Release Research Center -- which is also known as "Panda Valley".

Panda Valley aims to develop a wild panda population in China, while continuing to protect its captive pandas.

The base lies deep in the mountains of Sichuan province, and provides a safe, natural environment for the endangered species.

 

 

Editor:Liu Fang |Source: CNTV.CN

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