Camera traps show giant panda, cub in wild   2018-05-09 11:35:39     

  XI'AN, April 6 (Xinhua) -- Camera traps have caught a giant panda mother nursing a cub in a Chinese nature reserve.

  The video and still images were captured on April 1 in a bamboo forest about 2,600 meters above sea level in the Qinling Mountains in northwest China's Shaanxi Province.

  The panda mother was nursing her cub, which was around eight months old. The two had been walking on the snow-covered ground.

  The pandas live in Changqing National Nature Reserve, which covers about 30,000 hectares. Most of the reserve is covered by bamboo forest, a key habitat for giant pandas.

  There were around 345 wild pandas in the Qinling area in 2013, and the population has been increasing steadily.

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