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Imax's 'Pandas' tracks China's efforts to release pandas back in to the wild

Imax's 'Pandas' tracks China's efforts to release pandas back in to the wild

Qian Qian was born at the Chengdu Research Base for Giant Panda Breeding in China. But thanks to dedicated panda researchers at Chengdu, Qian Qian (pronounced Chen Chen) is taking a walk on the wild side.

Her remarkable journey from a captive-born panda to a resident of one of the country’s many panda reserves is the subject of the new Imax 3-D documentary, “Pandas,” narrated by Kristen Bell. It opens Friday at the California Science Center.

Only an estimated 2,000 pandas live in the wild in China as the bamboo-eating animals keep losing their habitat to man (there are over 300 pandas in captivity around the world). Hou Rong, the research director at Chengdu, has worked...

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