China has a very large landscape which is home to a great variety of wildlife. China has the third largest number of mammals in the world. Animals such as the giant panda are endemic to China and are the national animal. Some of the animals that are native to China include the Asian elephant, sable, Pallas cat, North China leopard, binturong, clouded leopard, Tibetan macaque, golden snub-nosed monkey, and the giant panda.

Animal Sanctuaries

Giant Panda Breeding

Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding, is a non-profit research and breeding facility for giant pandas and other rare animals. Chengdu Panda Base was founded in 1987. It started with 6 giant pandas that were rescued from the wild.

Address: 1375 Panda Road, Northern Suburb, Chengdu, Sichuan

China Bear Rescue Centre

The China Bear Rescue Centre in Chengdu was Animals Asia’s first bear sanctuary and also the first of its kind in the world. An adventurous project, it is a safe haven combining secure, semi-natural rehabilitation areas with bamboo forest enclosures designed to provide the bears with a secure and stimulating environment for the remaining years of their lives and to act as a centre for research and education.

Biosphere Reserve XISHUANGBANNA

Located in the south-west tip of Yunnan province, in south-west of China, Xishuangbanna Biosphere Reserve borders Laos to the east and Myanmar to the west (Mekong region or upper Mekong basin). Currently, it comprises the largest and most comprehensive tropical forest in China. Due to its unique geographic and climate aspect, it contains the richest biodiversity in China.

WCS China

WCS China operate since 1996 engaging in multiple activities that include combating illegal trade of endangered species, encouraging sustainable development and peaceful coexistence of wildlife and human communities in Tibet, and developing safer habitats for the Siberian Amur tiger and leopard.

Animal Rescue

Second Chance Animal Aid is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the health and welfare of companion animals through education, advocacy, medical care, and foster care as a healthy and cost-effective alternative to traditional shelters.

Shanghai has no city shelter, SPCA or Humane Society. There are no services to pick up or drop off rescues.

In Shanghai, if you rescue an animal it is yours, at least for the short term.

Operate bear sanctuaries in China and Vietnam