China Conservation and Research Center for the Giant Panda (CCRCGP) is ready to release a giant panda “Hua Jiao” to the wild.
Staff of CCRCGP caged the female giant panda “Hua Jiao” on Tuesday and will send it back to the wild this week after all preparations are finished.
Raised and trained in a semi-wild environment in CCRCGP Wolong Base in southwest China’s Sichuan Province, the two-year-old giant panda is excellent in speed, climbing and searching for food, according to Huang Yan, deputy chief engineer of CCRCGP.
Hua Jiao also learned important skills for living in the wild from her experienced mother.
“The mother giant panda cares much about her babies and she has relevant experience in raising a baby before. The mother giant panda is also experienced in living in the wild, which is helpful for Hua Jiao’s preparation for being released into the wild,” said Huang Yan.
Hua Jiao is of the fourth giant panda of CCRCGP’s wild reintroduction program that is or panda to be released into the wild.