Pandas in the Wild
The giant panda is indigenous only to a few mountain ranges in central and southern China. Travel to China's remote Qinling Mountains to observe the eating habits, mating rituals, and survival methods of these beloved but increasingly endangered creatures. With only about 1,600 wild giant pandas in existence, see how manmade changes to their environment have made it crucial to support conservation research in China as an insurance policy against extinction.
Angry Panda or Sleepy Panda?
Experience a sight that few will ever see, a young giant panda in the wild.
There's MORE to the story. Discover the inspirations, see the artifacts and meet the experts of the Smithsonian Institution.
PANDAS IN CAPTIVITY
Since giant panda populations are endangered in the wild, zoo scientists and veterinarians are working hard to breed captive pandas to increase populations. Learn more about giant panda conservation programs.
Connect to Smithsonian: Smithsonian National Zoological Park