Wolong National Nature Reserve is located in Sichuan Province. Established in 1963, the reserve is known for its Wolong Giant Panda Research Center which conducts breeding and protection research for giant pandas. It covers an area of 200,000 hectare (494,200 acres), including many rare animals and plants. The national nature reserve was placed on UNESCO Man and Biosphere Reserve Network in 1980.
Wolong Panda Reserve has warm and humid climate favorable to the growth of bamboo. At the same time, 101 mountains are varying from 6, 250 meters (20,500 feet) to 1, 150 meters (3, 772 feet). These contribute to bio-diversity preservation as well as spectacular beauty of natural scene in Wolong Panda Reserve. So there are many species other places can¡¯t possess. The Wolong National Nature Reserve is reputed as a bio-gene bank. Many endangered animals such as red panda, golden monkey, white-lipped deer, gnu (wildebeest) and precious plants like yew and beech all can find there. There is a large museum includes many plants and animals specimens such as local plant specimen, bird specimen, beast, insects and fish and amphibious reptiles specimen. You will get much new knowledge and marvel how great and mysterious the nature is!