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Chengdu Panda Keeper Programme Tour

Duration: 1

Destination: Chengdu

Highlights: Panda Keeper Work

Tour Code: SPT-18

In order to meet domestic and foreign tourists?interests on public conservation education and high-end tourism, and to provide people who are interested in animal conservation research an opportunity to learn more about giant pandas, Chengdu Panda Base (full name is Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding) has developed and is promoting the international internship program. During the experience, you will work with our trained staff to experience the panda keeper’s duties, learn more about giant pandas and biodiversity conservation, and will also learn more about Chinese culture.


Your guide will meet you at the lobby of your hotel. We drive about 10 km to the Chengdu Chengdu Giant Panda Base. The Base is s surprising natural haven in the midst of a big city. The park is beautiful, with small bamboo tunnels forming paths that weave their way round the sprawling grounds.




Above all you will go to the Volunteer Centre to meet the keeper, who will guide you at the duration of 3 hours about panda keeper programme. You need perform and experience keeper’s duties in a panda house, like cleaning cages and feeding pandas.


Schedule of the Panda Keeper Programme:

08:20-08:25a.m. Arrive in Chengdu Panda Base;

08:30-08:40a.m. Perform and experience keeper’s duties in a panda house, like cleaning cages and feeding pandas;

11:00-11:40a.m. Ordinary tour of the new part of the Base and learn more about pandas. The this duration, you could donate certain money CNY2,000 for a panda, and you could hold this baby in your warms;

11:40-12:00a.m. Watch panda documentary

12:00a.m. All activities of Panda Keeper Programme are done.

*The schedule is subject to change in the event of unpredictable situation, such as pandas?conditions.


Your Keeper Work May include:

1. Feeding pandas;

2. Cleaning the enclosure to give the pandas a clean and comfortable place;

3. Collecting and weighing the feces (this is the most effective way to determine whether the panda is health or not);

4. Learning panda facts and how to take good care of pandas;

5. Other jobs, according to different seasons and different conditions



We will have lunch at the Base. After lunch, why not walk around the Swan Lake. This man-made lake is home to 90 different species of birds including white and black swans, Black-necked storks, wild geese and peacocks. After that we will visit the old parts of the Base, there are several the giant pandas and the red panda enclosures should definitely not be missed. The red pandas are as cheeky as the giant pandas are laid-back and charge around their enclosures playing and getting up to mischief.


Around 3:30 p.m. your Chengdu Panda Keeper Programme Tour is near the end. We will drive back to the downtown. You will be transferred to your hotel.



Updates: It’s pity that Chengdu Panda Keeper Programme has temporarily suspeded. We are waiting for the reopen date by the Panda Base office . We are very sorry for any inconvenience. At the same time, thank you for your kindness to do some help for this adorable animal. The good news is that Chengdu Panda Keeper Programme has stopped, but you still could do Panda Volunteer Work at Dujiangyan Panda Valley. Please check the following link for information


If you have any question or idea, please feel free to let us know. It’s pleased to help. And we could offer you a tailor made schedule. is waiting for your inquiry. And we will keep you know updates.