The Chengdu Pambassador Program is looking for panda-lovers who are keen to support panda conservation by becoming the new Chengdu Pambassadors, or Panda Ambassadors.
Last week, the Chengdu Panda Base launched PandaQuest, a competition starting on Facebook and continuing through to on-the-ground events around the world, including a visit to Chengdu. The whole goal of this amazingly unique program is to return pandas to the wild.
There will be chosen three Chengdu Pambassadors. They will have a special privilege to tour the world over the next six months spread the word about Panda Conservation efforts. The cities around the world that the Pambassadors will be visiting have Pandas that were born in the Chengdu captive breeding program. The aim of the program is to diversify the Panda gene pool and bring Pandas back from the brink of extinction.
If you desire to represent The Chengdu Panda Program and become a 2012 #Pambassador Candidate – you still have the time to do so HERE. The most important steps are setting up your profile, creating your profile cover graphic, and then asking friends for recommendation and hugs. Once you have that set up, you can work on your one-minute candidate video.
Facts About Pandas That Not Every Person Knows
- Did you know that by the end of 2011 there were only 1,590 Giant Pandas in the Wild and 333 in captivity?
- Chengdu (China) Panda Base’s goal is to return Pandas to the wild.
- A female adult Panda can begin to have babies at 5 years old. They generally have 1 or 2 babies at a time.
- Pandas are pregnant between 80 and 100 days.
- An adult giant panda in the wild generally spends about 16 hours searching for and eating bamboo. A captive bred giant panda usually spends about 8-10 hours eating bamboo, and the remaining time is used for sleeping and playing (with each other and enrichment activities their keepers engage them in).
- Giant Pandas will choose different kinds of bamboos and different parts of the bamboo depending on the season.
- The giant panda is believed to be about 8 million years old one of the oldest existing species. Sometimes scientists refer to it as “the living fossil.”
- Giant Pandas eat a lot of bamboo and enjoy sweet fruits, but they will occasionally eat meat.
To spread this peaceful and powerful message of Panda Preservation,
We are giving away 5 Sets of Panda and Tote Duo!
Become A Chengdu Pambassador And Win Big!