source： editor：zhang wenni
today, let's follow the perspective of the global young and go deeper into the research center for the qinling giant panda (shaanxi rare wildlife rescue base). through the global young's influence in their network, more people can learn about the rescue and breeding achievements of rare wild animals in the qinling mountains.
the research center for the qinling giant panda (shaanxi rare wildlife rescue base), located in zhouzhi county, xi'an city, was established in 1987. the center is one of the three giant panda breeding and research bases in china. there are currently 42 giant pandas. the world's only captive brown giant panda "qi zai" also lives here. in addition to giant pandas, the park has about 200 ibises, 50 of which are exhibited to the public. there are also 10 snub-nosed golden monkeys, 20 takins, and other rare wildlife.
the "four treasured animals of the qinling mountains" refer to four national-level protected animals in china: the giant panda, crested ibis, snub-nosed golden monkey and the takin. among them, the qinling giant panda is a unique subspecies of giant panda in china, with a different form from giant pandas in other domestic distribution areas. it is endowed with high values in ecology, scientific research and conservation.
upon the introduction of the staff on site, ahmed mian aitazaz, a global young from pakistan who is now studying at northwestern polytechnic university, shared, "what i learnt from the giant panda is that we can still get fat by just being vegetarians, and i was quite impressed by the research conducted and protection arrangements made for giant pandas' wellbeing, thanks to undoubted efforts of the team."
in the giant panda pavilion, the childlike giant pandas attracted the attention of the global young, and "qi zai", featuring brown-and-white fur, is already an "internet celebrity".
global young visited the "four treasured animals of the qinling mountains"
elham mardani, a teacher at xi'an liangjiatan international school and a global young from iran, shared, "after this visit, i learned a lot of information about the protection of the environment and the harmony of the coexistence between humans and nature, especially the rare animals. the efforts of the team here and their protection projects can be used as a model for other countries."
elham mardani and her family
zhang danhui, deputy director of giant panda management department (1st from left)
"the captive breeding population of giant pandas in qinling mountains has entered a period of rapid development in recent years. we have made breakthroughs in giant panda hormone detection technology, artificial insemination technology, and child-rearing technology. the breeding rate of giant pandas has increased from the original 20% to the current 67%, and the survival rate of cubs has reached more than 95%." according to zhang danhui, deputy director of the giant panda management department, the captive giant pandas in qinling mountains began to breed in 2003. as of this year, a total of 32 births with 38 pandas have been bred, bringing the current captive population to 42.
during the share session, global young exchanged ideas with the animal protection professionals at the center
according to statistics, the forest coverage of the qinling mountains in shaanxi has reached more than 82%, and the population of the crested ibis in the province has grown from 7 at the time of discovery to more than 7,000. the wild population of the giant panda has increased from 273 to 345, with a habitat area of 360,600 hectares. the population of the takin and golden monkey has also continued to grow. about 40 kinds of rare wild animals have been monitored in the qinling mountains for two consecutive years, making the qinling mountains a "kingdom of flora and fauna".