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Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding

Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding, or simply Chengdu Panda Base, is a non-profit research and breeding facility for giant pandas and other rare animals. It is located in Chengdu, Sichuan, People's Republic of China.

Chengdu Panda Base was founded in 1987. It started with 6 giant pandas that were rescued from the wild. By 2007, it has had 110 panda births, and the captive panda population has grown to 62.

Its stated goal is to "be a world-class research facility, conservation education center, and international educational tourism destination."

Chengdu Panda Base has partnered with many organizations in improving ways to conserve giant pandas. For example, its partnereship  with Zoo Atlanta helped the zoo secure the loan of 2 giant pandas. To date, these 2 giant pandas, Yang Yang and Lun Lun, have produced two off-springs — 2-year-old Mei Lan, and a new male cub born on August 30, 2008.

Other research partners include:

Adventure World in Shirahama, Wakayama, Japan
East Bay Zoological Society, Oakland, California, USA
Liverpool University, UK
National Institute of Health/National Cancer Institution, USA
National Zoo, Washington, D.C., USA
North of England Zoological Society, UK
The Oakland China Wildlife Preservation Foundation, California, USA
San Diego Zoo, California, USA
University of Japan