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Zhang Hemin, Director of the reserve along with panda handlers wait for a panda in training to emerge from her cage in Wolong Nature Reserve in Sichuan Province, China. The loss of one of the world’s most iconic species is being reversed. Their habitat is being restored, and every year from now on, more captive pandas will be “trained” to be wild and then released. The accomplishment is extraordinary—first the Chinese have had to solve the famous problem of getting Pandas to mate. Then, they’ve had to take an animal that has lost its wild instincts, and re-train it to survive in the harsh Sichuan mountain cloud forests. It’s taken Chinese researchers over 30 years to solve these problems.
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