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"Tao tao" is perfectly adapted to the field environment “Tao tao” will face a new challenge

2013.Feb.2014:32:06  Goverment News  作者:CCRCGP 编辑:dongwc

The giant panda "Tao tao" was officially released in October 11, 2012 in Shimian County of Ya'an Liziping reserve zone, since these three months, staff finds out "Tao tao" feeding, and other activities shows normal, with the healthy body, good activity. “Tao tao” has good adaptation to the wild environment.

 

Since “Tao tao” been send back to wild in 11st Jan, 2012, Sichuan Province on wild animal resources protection station, Liziping Nature Reserve zone Management Department, China West Normal University, Wolong China Giant Panda Protection and Research Center altogether setup a reintroduction monitoring command for “Tao tao”, set up a working group on monitoring, when send “Tao tao” back to wild at the same time monitoring “Tao tao”’s life.

 

After three months monitoring, the results shows: since "Tao tao" being released to wild, mainly play in north of Mama Areas, depends on daily movement distance and speed, after released into the wild, "Tao tao" activity is well. From Changes of "Tao tao" food intake, with the passage of time, the feed intake increased gradually, that is also a gradual process of adaptation. Through the analysis of the activity rhythm, the results showed that the "Tao tao" can search of food and water in the field. In the aspect of the select habitat, monitoring personnel in the feeding field investigate found "Tao tao" has over twenty habitats, most of the habitats is close to the stumps, logs, rocks, shelter, or the upper thickly branches, lying concave cave, in the general election of the half slope. It represents “Tao tao” can make good use of the outdoor environment, avoid the natural disasters.

 

Adapt and survive in wild, "Tao tao" has been taking "textbook knowledge into practice".  The next level to wait for the "Tao tao" is a new challenge. After spring the wild pandas will enter estrus season, the chance of "Tao tao" and wild pandas encounter will greatly increase. If "Tao tao" can smoothly to avoid similar spices, then is a great success for “Tao tao”. If facing the same spices, whether "Tao tao" can do the same good as in training performance, to drive, to avoid similar spices, become the next biggest suspense. Working group on monitoring will continue to track the "Tao tao" in outdoor activities, recording the relevant data.

 

According to the "Captive giant panda Wild training phase two project", "national pandas reintroduction plan", learning from other giant panda like "Sheng Lin 1", "Xiang Xiang" and "Lu Xin" Wild reintroduction experience, China Giant Panda Protection and Research Center in 2011, 2012 respectively add wild training individual project the giant panda in captivity, formation of wild training project echelon. At present, the second echelon, third echelon wild training is smoothly processing.

 

In 2013, the training research center planning to send individual in the second echelon, and add the 2-3 field training individuals, more and more pandas will be along the "Tao tao" footsteps, return to natural home.