Wolong Wildness Training Plan for Captive Raised Bred Panda Releasing Returning to the Wild
Wolong Wildness Training Plan for Captive Raised Bred Panda Releasing Returning to the Wild. 1st term is Xiang Xiang, 2nd term is Tao Tao.
- (1888PressRelease) March 17, 2011 - To better proserve the rare giant panda, China started a project of Wildness Training and Return to the Wild, this project 1st took in Wolong in 2003 as the 1st term. Wolong's panda protection will focus on training in the wilderness. Through this project, scientists attempt to increase pandas' ability for survival in the wild so as to make it possible for them to return to wild nature forests. The whole project will cost several hundred millions of yuan.
2nd Term project started on 20Jul, 2010, Wolong CCRCGP transfered 4 female mated pandas (Cao cao, Zizhu, Yingping, Zhangka, aged four to five) from Bifengxia to Wolong Heitaoping Wild Training Base (situated 1,800 meters above sea level.) for wild training. One of them is Cao Cao, Caocao, a mated female panda with pregnancy.
First Phase, on 03Aug, 2010, 8 years old panda "Caocao Cao Cao" gave birth a cub, weighed 205 grams, male, healthy, originally named "Cao Gen", and later adopted by Taobao company and named Cao Gen as "Taotao" or "Tao Tao".
2nd Phase, on 20 Feb 2011, with weight of 11.6 kilograms, after Cao Gen (Tao tao taotao) had retained many of wild instincts, he has been moved with his mother together to the 1st field wildness wild training yard which about 2200 meters avove sea level in the mountain forests, with covering an area of 42000 sq meters (two sepreated yards with door connecting, one 15000 sq meter, another 27000 sq meters).
3rd Phase, in the future, the Tao tao will moved to a larger enclosure for wild-nature-closed training, which covers an area of 200000 sq meters.
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