Latest News:  
Beijing   Cloudy    26 / 16 ℃  City Forecast

English>>China Society

Giant panda Taotao back to the wild with 'skills' (2)


15:04, October 11, 2012

Taotao, the first giant panda born in captivity in a wild training center in Wolong,
Sichuan, has successfully completed three training phases. The staff are trapping
panda Taotao to release it into the wild on October 11. (Photo source: Zhong Xin
photographed, China News Service)

The third stage of training was similar to the previous one. But the area Taotao lived in was much larger - around 240 thousand square meters. Here, he gained a very important ability - navigation.

The panda also learnt to escape from black bears and leopards by distinguishing their growl, or sniffing out their droppings.

Huang Yan, deputy director of China Giant Panda Conservation & Research Center, said, "When he senses the smell, he turns away immediately, and climbs up the tree. He can recognize the potential risks."

After 26 months, Taotao has reached the final stage of his journey. And ahead of him, is the beginning of a new life in the wild.

【1】 【2】 【3】 【4】 【5】


Related Reading

Leave your comment0 comments

  1. Name


Selections for you

  1. Fighters conduct low-altitude flight training

  2. The oddest animal rights protests

  3. Finance chiefs to skip Tokyo meetings

  4. The last drop of tears of the Atlantic

  5. Living Conditions for Yunnan Earthquake Victims and Refugees

  6. Witness miracles!LuChen in South Korea

Most Popular


  1. CNOOC Nexen bid 'net benefits' Canada and China
  2. US never recognizes Japan's claim over Diaoyu
  3. Maintaining multiple perspectives on China
  4. Commentary: Does China need to buy more gold?
  5. Overcrowded holidays call for gov't management
  6. Editorial: US accusations politicized
  7. Allure of literature prize strong for China
  8. New road rule marks first step to orderly society
  9. Romney's post-debate bounce could soon fade
  10. War with Syria would be great mistake for Turkey

What's happening in China

Bike rental starts off in low gear

  1. Wrongly institutionalized demand fairer diagnoses
  2. 40% in city lose sleep over stress
  3. Poisoned German sailor rescued off E China
  4. 'Red Song' detention appealed
  5. Fairer system to give hope to organ seekers

China Features

  1. Entering Hongya Grand Canyon in fog
  2. Can 'Golden Week' be more relaxing?
  3. 'Gangnam Style' receives criticism
  4. Mid-Autumn Festival is more than mooncakes
  5. Oregon official: We welcome Chinese investors

PD Online Data

  1. Ministry of Water Resources
  2. Ministry of Railways
  3. People's Bank of China
  4. Ministry of Health
  5. Ministry of Culture