Pandas in the Wild

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.

China's Most Amazing Animals

This secluded mountain range in the Sichuan province of China is home to some amazing creatures.

There's MORE to the story. Discover the inspirations, see the artifacts and meet the experts of the Smithsonian Institution.


    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