The greatly esteemed Wolong National Nature Reserve is a major nature sanctuary in China’s province of Sichuan. This extensive natural sanctuary occupies an area of approximately 200,000 hectares in the vicinity of the mountainous Qionglai region. A vast multitude of different varieties of wildlife may be found in this expansive nature reserve, with more than 4,000 species to be found within the borders of the park. Wolong Reserve has also become a significant visitor attraction, luring as many as 100,000 tourists from other parts of China as well as overseas.
One of the primary attractions in Wolong is the giant panda research and conservation centre which has been established here. This well known conservation centre was created by the common efforts of the Chinese government and the World Wide Fund for Nature. Using state of the art technologies researchers at the centre have bred giant pandas, with a total of 66 baby pandas having been born here. Naturally this sanctuary for the attractive giant pandas has become a significant attraction in its own right, with a steady stream of inquisitive visitors arriving at the site. In addition to observing the pandas eating and socializing, visitors will have the opportunity to take photographs with the tiny baby pandas.
In addition to the pandas many other interesting kinds of wildlife may be found at the reserve. Prominent herbivores include such creatures as musk deer, wild boars, takins, serows, sambar deer and tufted deer. Carnivorous animals include dholes, leopards, black bears, red pandas, golden cats, martens and hog badgers. Other interesting local denizens include Tibetan macaques, golden monkeys, flying squirrels, porcupines and bamboo rats.
An interesting aspect of the reserve is that it includes different climatic zones, so that both temperate and tropical climatic zones may be found here. Therefore you will find creatures native to temperate zones such as snow leopards, Eurasian lynxes and white lip deer here, along with wildlife native to the tropical zone. With so much to see and admire a visit to Wolong will always be memorable.
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