Beijing: As part of its endeavour to reintroduce pandas into the wild, China has launched its first-ever Du Jiang Yan Giant Panda Valley in Sichuan province.
Located in the forest hills, 50 km from provincial capital Chengdu, the pandas’ natural habitat, the Panda Valley is close to the Longxi-Hongkou Nature Reserve which also has pandas, China Daily reported.
The valley will be divided into three main areas -- one area for a District for Research and Education and two areas to help reintroduce pandas to the wild. The giant pandas will be going through one area at a time. So far, over 350 giant pandas are living in captivity.