Tourists Visit Panda Base in Chengdu on Labor Day Holiday
Concerned over the conditions of giant pandas after the April 20 earthquake, tourists flocked to the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding in Chengdu, capital of southwest China's Sichuan Province, during the Labor Day holiday.
At the Chengdu base, pandas do not seem to be much affected by the 7.0-magnitude earthquake that jolted the region 10 days ago.
Some young cubs, curious about everything in their nature, were playing and fighting with each other.
Their funny moves and lovely gestures trigger constant laughter among the tourists from both home and abroad.
The staff from the base said that pandas and other animals like raccoons are all in good health and their life is not disturbed by the quake. Besides, their huts and playgrounds also remain in good shape.
Seeing both animals and facilities being in good conditions, many tourists are happy and feel at ease.
The base, founded in 1987 is a non-profit organization engaged in wildlife research, captive breeding, conservation education and educational tourism. It is now home to 83 pandas, as well as other wild and endangered species.
During holidays, the base is a huge tourist attraction for visitors.