Which place allows you to hold and take photos with a panda?
Replies: 8 - Last Post: Aug 24, 2013 7:08 AM Last Post By: Neo1706
Sep 23, 2012 8:35 PM
Which place allows you to hold and take photos with a panda?The Chengdu Panda Breeding Research Center or the Wolong Panda Reserve? I heard that earthquakes caused Wolong to close in the past. Are they still closed or did they re-open? I would love to volunteer for a day there and get a photo or two with some pandas. Is this still possible to do?
Sep 24, 2012 2:32 AM
1When we were at Chengdu Panda place, there were no pandas to hold. There was only a red one but you had to get gowned and gloved up plus it cost a small fortune.
Sep 24, 2012 7:52 AM
Sep 24, 2012 12:37 PM
3Chengdu Panda Breeding Center. I don't know about the volunteering part (check their website). The cost of a photo with a young panda is very high. When I visited in October 2011 it was RMB 1000 but a recent visit by a friend said now 1200-1300.
I believe Wolong has not yet reopened to the public but heard it was supposed to this year sometime.
Sep 24, 2012 8:10 PM
4Ok, so what is are the main differences between the Chengdu Panda Breeding Research Center and the Wolong Center? I know that I would have to wear special clothes (or gear) before taking photos with any of the pandas. That is no problem. I am fine with that. The cost if also not an issue for me as well. I just will be disappointed if I fly from Beijing to Chengdu just to find out that holding a panda and getting a photo with one is not even possible. I guess Wolong is closed still, but photos are still alright at the other center this year? I would be alright with a photo with a red panda as well as a panda. I will check out their website to see what is says.
Sep 24, 2012 11:27 PM
Sep 25, 2012 2:33 AM
6You can be a volunteer in both Chengdu Panda Base and Bifengxia Panda Base. Bifengxia is more natural but a little far away and more restrictions.
Besides the volunteer program, both of them offer "Donation program",which means dressing up and taking photo with Giant Panda.In Chengdu Panda base,donate 1300rmb,you can hug and take photo with panda. In Bifengxia, you need to donate 1000rmb for panda of 1-2 years old,3000rmb for little panda,which less than 1 year old.
Hope this can help.
Sep 25, 2012 7:14 PM
Aug 24, 2013 7:08 AM
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