Sichuan Panda Reserve
Sichuan Panda Reserve is located in the northern part of Longmen Mountain Range and the Southern foot of Motianling Mountain of Minshan Mountain Ranges. It is mainly an alpine and narrow valley zone transiting from Sichuan Basin to Qinghai-tibet Plateau, lying between the subtropical lowland and the temperate plateau in the west and north. Located in Qingchuan county, Guangyuan city, the Reserve covers an area of 40,000 hectares
The surrounding area is full of evidence of ancient glacier movement. The territory is high in the northwest and low in the southeast, with the highest elevation of 3864m and the lowest elevation of 1150m with a distinctive vertical distribution of vegetation and animals.
The flagship spices are Panda, Golden snub-nosed monkey, Takin etc.. 72 endangered and rare species are found in Sichuan Panda Reserve and 2422 kinds of plants are growing there. So it is really a natural gene pool and ark for beautiful wildlife.
Beautiful nature and landscape view in Panda Reserve
AbsolutePanda Tour Mammals Guide Reference
Inhabit to thick forest from altitude 1600-3600m in Tangjiahe,feed with bamboo, national treasure of China.
Golden Snub-nosed Monkey
Share the same habitat with Giant Panda.(living in Groups, only endemic to China).Sometimes they can be seen in the mountain forest from the roads in Tangjiahe.
Signature mammal that live in Himalayan. These big goats live in Tangjiahe belongs to Sichuan subspecies is only endemic to China. In winter, you can see them in large groups from 60-130 takins. Estimated number in the reserve: about 1000.
Asiatic black bear/ Moon bear
The number of Asiatic black bear or so-called Moon bear in China is decreasing each year for poaching and habitat fragmentation. But things in the reserve is quite a different story due to the well protection and increasing nature awareness of farmers around this area. We have bigger chance to see them year by year.
Rhesus macaque& Tibet macaque
Their habitat are quite overlapped and can be seen often along the road in panda reserve. Like most of the monkeys, they live in groups and have very complex and intriguing social structures.
Yellow throated marten
A small but agile predator, can hunt the animals larger than them. Usually by the riverbank you may have the chance to catch them.
A kind of very beautiful small deer only endemic to China. It is said that it will not run immediately and look back several times when escaping from human.
It lives in the high mountains and mountain forests with rare trees in the cliffs and bare rocks at an altitude of 1400-3800m.Solitary or in pairs, the habitat is relatively fixed, generally in the sunny slopes.
Not very often you can see them. But we have encountered them around the our accommodations.
Other mammals live in Tangjiahe
Serow deer, reeves’munjac, masked civet, hog badger,porcupine etc..
Bird list: Golden pheasant, blood pheasant, Tragopan, koklass,many kinds of laughing thrush,Red-billed Blue Magpie