Wild giant panda spotted in Yingjing:seeking for mating   2017-03-13 17:26:00     

  Photo /Xubing

  A wild giant panda was spotted on a national highway in Yingjing,Ya'an  city,Southwest China's Sichuan province.

  According to Ya'an Municipal Forestry Bureau,a truck driver found a wild  giant pandas walking on Highway 108 at about 3 p.m,when he was just passing  through Siping village.

  "I thought it was a goat,but it turned out to be a giant panda when I took  a closer look. "Xubing,who has seen a "national treasure" with his own eyes was  quite excited.

  "Actually I 've never seen a giant panda in the wild before .Most of the  local folks who lived years in the villege has never seen wild pandas."Xubing  said.

  "The panda was quite far from me, and was quickly out of sight before I  could adjust the focal length of my camera." Xubing stopped the car and took  several photos from afar,but the wild giant panda swiftly ran away and  disapeared in the wood.He believed that it was a adult panda due to strength and  agility.

  It was the fourth time since 2015 that wild pandas have been spotted near  Sanhe village in Yingjing County.

  "Possibly it was seeking for mating."the responsible person in Yingjing  County Forestry Bureau said to repoter that the witness of wild giant pandas in  Yingjing mostly happend in the early month of the year,like Febuary and  March,which is a mating season for giant pandas.

  Yingjing Forestry Bureau has carried out a site-investigation and we'll  continue to focus on the progress.

YA’AN Ya'an is a prefecture-level city in the western part of Sichuan province, People's Republic of China, located just below the Tibetan Plateau.The first giant panda was found in Baoxing County of Ya'an; Ya'an is also the origin of Artificial planting tea of the world; Mengding Mountain in Mingshan County, has been keeping seven tea trees, which are believed to be the origins of tea, for more than 1,000 years.


Fengtongzhai National Nature Reserve