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A behind-the-scenes tour of Wolong Panda Reserve

Awwww. Who doesn't love pandas? Especially 20 adorable baby pandas playing in a "panda kindergarten." Below is a gallery of exclusive photos from my reporting trip to Wolong Panda Reserve, the world's most famous captive breeding center for these highly endangered animals.

Unfortunately, my big story for Science Magazine is behind a subscription wall, but you can check out a short story about my visit to Wolong here, for another magazine, The Scientist. There's a fun little slide-show with even more pictures from that trip here.

I highly recommend visiting Wolong, particularly because they have a couple hundred pandas at the breeding center. It's also set against an absolutely gorgeous backdrop. Oh, and if you have $100 to drop, you'll even be able to hold your very own panda!

If you want to donate to help save these amazing animals, the two organizations that are doing incredible work (trust me, I interviewed them extensively) are WWF and Conservation International.

Filed under: Activism, China, Ecotourism

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