Reintroduction Program

Tao Tao and Cao Cao May 2012

The program to reintroduce captive born Giant Pandas back into the wild began in July of 2003. The China Conservation and Research Center for the Giant Panda (CCRCGP) formed a team to begin research on wild training of captive pandas from the fields of ecology, behavior, veterinary needs, feeding management and researched the captive individuals’ adaptability in the wild.  Since that time the program has undergone many phases and changes as knowledge among scientists working with the program has increased.