Pandas Get to Know Their Wild Side


The Chinese know how to breed the popular bears. Now they’re releasing them into the wild, where the animals and their habitat face risks.
Ye Ye, a 16-year-old giant panda, lounges in a wild enclosure at a conservation center in Wolong Nature Reserve. Her name, whose characters represent Japan and China, celebrates the friendship between the two nations. Ye Ye’s cub Hua Yan (Pretty Girl) is being trained for release into the wild.

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By Jennifer S. Holland
Photographs by Ami Vitale

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