Wolong Panda Reserve, 154km far from capital city of SichuanProvince, Chengdu,is located in WenchuanCounty. It is a better place for protection of the ecological system of virgin forest and rare wild animals.
The nature reserve was established in 1963 with help of the State Council. In Jan.1980 it entered “Man and Biosphere Protection Network of UNESCO . In June of the same year,the only panda research center of the world was set up in Hetaoping(walnut level ground) with the help of WWF. In the reserve there live rare wild animals such as golden monkeys, rhesuses, vultures, snow leopards . While, the giant pandas and golden monkeys are the most renowned. So far about 200 wild giant pandas live here.